TISA ANNOUNCEMENTS and
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS for 2015

TISA Website Celebrates its Fifteenth Year!
Upcoming Venues for 2015
Announcements

CASE Certification Continues

I am particularly excited by the recent expansions to our training offerings. In addition to our full-day workshop on suicide assessment, treatment planning, and building resiliency, "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Ideas on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention", our full-day group experiential training on the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) resulting in level one certification in the CASE Approach has really caught on.

In the course of this full-day training, we have adapted two state-of-the-art role-playing approaches - microtraining (developed by Allen E. Ivey) and macrotraining (developed at TISA) into an intensive small-group training experience - "pod training" - that not only provides a sound introduction to the principles of the CASE Approach but also provides an opportunity to practice the techniques via a set of carefully designed pre-scripted role-playing experiences, requiring no acting on the part of the participant playing the client.

In addition we are now providing individual experiential training in the CASE Approach resulting in level two (advanced) certification. Macrotraining is a truly unique training opportunity in the field of mental health. In macrotraining one trainee is coached by their own TISA trainer over the course of 3-4 hours using a combination of didactics, viewing video, and role-playing. With each step of the macrotraining, the learning process is individualized to the trainee via a specially designed set of role-plays to ensure the competence of the trainee as he or she learns to navigate the nuances of the CASE Approach effectively. The sessions are fun, intense, and eminently practical.

By the way, I am looking for new trainers. If you have an interest in potentially becoming a TISA trainer please contact me.

Training Physicians, Nurses, Medical Students and Nursing Students in Effective Ways for Collaborating with Patients About Their Medications: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)

Finally, and certainly not least in importance, I am very excited about the continued response to the Medication Interest Model (MIM) as described in the book, "Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications", which has been chosen by Doody's for their "Core Titles List" of the most important books for medical and nursing libraries. The response to our workshops on the MIM continues to be gratifying.

Thanks again to everyone,
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
Director, TISA

UPCOMING VENUES FOR DR. SHEA

Below are a few announcements of upcoming events around the country. These workshops will be open to mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, and school counselors, being sponsored by various unrelated agencies. In each case we have provided the contact information through which you could register for the programs, and if a website is available with the sponsoring agent, a link has been provided for you. If you would like to invite Dr. Shea to provide a workshop, keynote or full-day set of workshops for a local association or institute, please contact TISA through any of the e-mail buttons provided on this website.

1. Regional Training - Appleton, Wisconsin Area
Title of Workshop Series: Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention
Format: Full Day of Workshops
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Location: Kimberly, Wisconsin
Sponsor: N.E.W. Mental Health Connection
Contact for Information and Registration:
http://newmentalhealthconnection.org/enterprise-event/dr-shawn-shea-workshop-unlocking-suicidal-secrets-new-thoughts-old-problems-suicide
Phone: (920) 636-6876

2. Regional Training - Harvard Medical School Series on School Mental Health
Title of Workshop Series: Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent in Schools: The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)
Format: 1 and 1/2 hour morning workshop
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Sponsor: Harvard Medical School
Contact for Information and Registration:
www.cambridgecme.org
Email: cme@challiance.org
Phone: (617) 503-8445

3. 22nd Annual Marco Island Florida Symposia
Title of Workshop Series: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks
Format: Week-long series of workshops
Date: Monday, February 16 to Friday February 20, 2015
Location: Marco Island, Florida
Sponsor: New England Educational Institute
Contact for Information and Registration:
www.neei.org
Email: learn@neei.org
Phone: (413) 499-1481 ext. 1

4. Keynote Speaker National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire Annual Conference
Title of Keynote: The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: The Quest for Resilient Happiness in the Prevention of Suicide
Format: Keynote is one hour and 15 minutes
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Sponsor: NAMI NH
Contact for Information and Registration:
http://www.naminh.org
Email: info@naminh.org
Phone: (603) 225-6264

5. 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Title of Workshop: Twin Pillars of Suicide Prevention: Creating Resiliency and Hope and the Delicate Art of Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent
Format: Full Day of Workshops
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsor: American Association of Suicidology
Contact for Information and Registration:
American Association of Suicidology
Phone: (202) 237-2280
Website: www.suicidology.org/annual-conference/48th-annual-conference

6. Keynote and Workshop Regional Conference in Nova Scotia, Canada
Title of Keynote: The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: The Quest for Resilient Happiness in the Prevention of Suicide
Title of Workshop: Healing Power of the Home Visit
Format: Keynote, and 1 hour morning workshop
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Sponsor: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Nova Scotia
Contact for Information and Registration:
http://www.psrrpscanada.ca/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=PSRRPSNovaScotia&category=Main
Email: psrnovascotia@gmail.com

7. The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention
Title of Workshop Series: Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention
Format: Full Day of Workshops
Date: Monday , June 15, 2015
Location: Montreal, Quebec Canada
Sponsor: International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
Contact for Information and Registration:
https://www.iasp2015.com
Email: info@iasp2015.com
Telephone: (+1) 514-987-4832

8. 32nd Annual Cape Cod Symposia
Title of Workshop Series: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks
Format: Week-long series of workshops
Date: Monday June 22 to Friday June 26, 2015
Location: Eastham, Massachusetts
Sponsor: New England Educational Institute
Contact for Information and Registration:
www.neei.org
Email: learn@neei.org
Phone: (413) 499-1481 ext. 1

9. 23rd Santa Fe Symposia
Title of Workshop Series: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks
Format: Three Day series of workshops
Date: Friday, October 23 to Sunday October 25, 2015
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sponsor: New England Educational Institute
Website: http://www.neei.org/santa_fe/index.html

10. 23rd Annual Marco Island Florida Symposia
Title of Workshop Series: Transformational Moments: How Master Clinicians Think, Talk, and Listen When Facing the Most Challenging of Clinical Tasks
Format: Week-long series of workshops
Date: February 15 to February 19, 2016
Location: Marco Island, Florida
Sponsor: New England Educational Institute
Website: http://www.neei.org/marco_island/index.html