…There’s a crack in everything, that’s where the light shines in”.  - Leonard Cohen

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This program meets both the new requirement for at least six hours of coursework or supervised experience in Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention which will required for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, & LEP license renewal and the ongoing Law and Ethics coursework requirement.

 In this integrative online course, we will explore strategies that will offer guidance in understanding and treating our clients who express feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and despair, including tools to make the best treatment decisions about whether level of suicidality is an immediate threat necessitating hospitalization, assistance in assessing our clients in the most supportive manner, and ways to foster our relationships with suicidal clients as they share their painful and challenging therapeutic moments. Beginning with the awareness that our ability to predict suicide is little better than chance and that at present there are no consistently reliable empirically validated treatment techniques to prevent suicide, this course will demonstrate that in the past three decades much has been learned about the dynamics of suicide and many promising treatment approaches have been advanced that are slowly yielding clinical as well as empirical results. 

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Our 2021 vision at Lifespan Learning Institute shifts towards intimate and integrative online workshops in response to COVID-19’S safety guidelines, as well as home-study comprehensive learning experiences offering CE Credit. Lifespan Learning Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing our community together to promote dialogue, understanding and lifelong learning.  

-       Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D. and Marion Solomon, Ph.D. 

Our Coordinators

bonnie goldsteinBonnie Goldstein, PhD
is our Clinical Program Director, an author and teacher and has a private practice in West Los Angeles, specializing in individual and group therapy.

Learn More at drbonniegoldstein.com


Dan Siegel 2Dan, Siegel, MD is our Medical Education Director, an author, educator, child psychiatrist, clinical professor of psychiatry, UCLA and co-director of Mindful Awareness Research Center.

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Marion Solomon, PhD Marion Solomon, PhD
Dr. Solomon is our Clinical Services Director of Lifespan Learning Institute. She is an author of numerous books and articles, and has a private practice in Westwood specializing in Psychodynamic therapy for Individuals and couples.

Learn More at drmarionsolomon.com