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Continuing Education Event

Helping Patients In Crisis

September 2, 2022


Helping Patients In Crisis
September 2, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.




Workshop Description:

There’s no question suicide is at an all-time high with trends reporting a 30% increase of suicide rates in 2020 compared to those in 2000. Knowing what to do and having the appropriate tools available when a student displays signs of suicidal ideation is important in providing optimal care. Our presentation will outline important information needed to appropriately assess for suicide risk and how to respond accordingly. Having the skill set and confidence in practice is imperative in helping the student and developing a plan of care that best suits the needs of him/her.

About the speaker(s):

Heather Necaise, MS, LPC-S

Heather Necaise is Pine Grove’s Program Director of Inpatient Assessments, Admissions, and Outreach offices. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. Her nearly fifteen years of clinical training, research, and professional experience includes working with individuals and families with substance use disorders and co-occurring issues. Necaise is also trained in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). In her current role, her primary focus is to supervise and assist in the clinical assessment and admission of children, adolescents, and adults, who are experiencing acute crisis and psychiatric issues.


Jessica James-Prince, MS, P-LPC

Jessica James-Prince is a National Certified Counselor and Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi under the supervision of Heather Necaise, MS, LPC-S. She works as an Outreach Coordinator with Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she conducts clinical assessments for the Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care Units. Additionally, she educates professionals in the greater Madison area about Pine Grove’s nationally recognized and respected treatment programs. Prince earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Target Audience:

The target audience will consist of professional clinicians in the mental health and addiction fields including counselors, social workers, and therapists. Information will be presented at an intermediate level.


  1. Participants will be able to identify five factors which many increase suicide risk, identify five warning signs of those who may be experiencing suicidal ideation, and gain knowledge of a tool use to assess for severity of suicidal ideation.
  2. Participants will be able to identify how to respond to students in crisis and identify three important factors to consider when responding to risk.
  3. Participants will be able to identify one way in which they can help plan in the care for a student who is experiencing suicidal ideation.

Continuing Education:

Mississippi Social Work (1.5 CE Hours): (Provider DP #SWB12013) Pine Grove is approved as a provider for continuing education by the MBOE & MFT (08/22/22 through 08/24/24). Social workers will receive 1.5 CE hours in participating in this course (Clinical 1.5).

NBCC (1.5 CE Hours): Pine Grove has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6392. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified, Pine Grove is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Mississippi LMFT (1.5 General CE Hours): (Provider #TCE0003) Approval #MS022-104.

Alabama Social Work: (1.5 Contact Hours): (Provider #0336) This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours by Pine Grove as authorized by the ABSWE.

Ethical Disclosures for Speaker(s):

  1. Jessica James & Heather Necaise are employees of Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, an extension of Forrest General Hospital.
  2. There is no commercial support of the speaker(s), the content of the talk(s) or anything that might be a conflict of interest beyond the speakers being paid by Pine Grove.
  3. The speaker is not promoting any books, medications or training that will be for sale at the talk that might constitute a conflict of interest.
  4. The speaker will cover any potential limitations and risks of the treatment or topics being discussed during the talk.
  5. Some of the material covered is of a sensitive nature about addictions, ethical dilemmas and/or other clinical disorders.

Disability Statement:

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services complies with the ADA. This facility is handicapped-accessible. If any conference participant is in need of reasonable accommodation, please contact Amanda Kirby at 601-288-8023 prior to the event.

Grievance Procedure:

Please contact Amanda Kirby at 601-288-8023 at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, 2255 Broadway Drive, Hattiesburg MS 39401 to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

There is no cost for attendance to this event.