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On Demand

Black Male Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

You may earn this many credits: 3.0

Willie Garrett, MS, LP, CEAP, Ed.D.
3.0 Hours
Audio and Video


Note: If you attended this session live (January 2021) and received credit, you cannot attend the on demand session for additional credit.

This training specifically addresses the 100% increase since 1980, of black male suicide. As black males may present atypical suicide symptoms and behaviors, identifying often overlooked psychological, environmental, and socio-political factors is imperative in assessment and intervention.

This session is at the introductory level and is designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.


  1. Integrate and normalize clinical knowledge of Black male mental health in their own practices.
  2. Complete culturally-competent assessments and interventions for black males at suicide risk.
  3. List post-suicide ethics, boundaries and response protocols for African American care givers.

This session qualifies for 3 continuing education credits. You must attend the full program to receive continuing education credit.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This session was cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.



Willie Garrett, MS, LP, CEAP, Ed.D. Related Seminars and Products

Willie Garrett, Ed.D., M.S., LP, CAEP, has worked as a licensed psychologist for forty years. His specialty is child-adolescent, but also generalist services with adults, elders, transracial adoption, rural cultures, trauma recovery, critical incidents, organization development, employee assistance, and counseling using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Garrett has been the director of several large integrated care behavioral health clinics; and Clinical Director of an international employee assistance service. Dr. Garrett was the 2020 MPA President, and maintains a small private practice. He has been on the board of Capella University, Adoptive Families of America, the Employee Assistance Society of North America, Minnesota-ABPsi, chair of the MPA Rural Division, and on the executive committee and governing council of MPA.

The speaker has indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest.