Educational Events

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Educational Events

Important Registration Information:

Four Winds Saratoga is committed to providing quality mental health education programs that are free of charge and open to the community. In the past our programs have not required registration. However, we have experienced a change in the parking situation at our facility and are now asking that you let us know if you plan to attend.

Programs are still free, or with a minimal tuition fee. We do not want to turn people away from pursuing education on the day of the event. However, we would like to know approximately how many people that we need to seat and how many cars we will need to park, prior to the program.

Thus, please register using the links below or give us a call (518-584-3600, ext. 3115) to let us know if you plan to attend an event.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you soon!

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Attention Social Workers: Four Winds Saratoga SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0160.

Please continue to check back for new events.


Friday, November 10, 2017 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

"New Developments in Understanding, Managing, and Treating Suicidal Behavior"

Barent Walsh, Ph.D.

Executive Director Emeritus,The Bridge, Worcester, MA; Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA.

The field of suicide prevention is evolving with important new empirically supported theories and interventions. This workshop will review major recent innovations including: Theories to explain suicide, Safety plans to assist individuals in managing suicide urges, and Treatments to resolve, or at least neutralize, suicidality. This workshop will help you further understand and implement the empirically validated work of leaders in the field; including Joiner, Klonsky, Stanly, Brown and Jobes. Together their research is arguably the most influential, empirically validated theories of suicide in the world; providing both understanding and practical treatment strategies. This workshop will also include a focus on what it takes for caregivers to “sit with misery,” and the self-care required to do so.

Learning Objectives for this Workshop:

  • To understand the entire spectrum of self-destructive behavior.
  • To be able to distinguish suicide from non-suicidal self injury.
  • To be able to understand the four key dimensions of Joiner’s Acute Suicidal Affective Disturbance (ASAD) and employ them in real world situations to predict imminent risk of suicide.
  • To understand Joiner and Klonsky’s theories of suicide.
  • To understand and be able to use Stanley and Brown’s Safety Plan, a method for dealing with suicide thoughts and urges.
  • To be able to employ basic aspects of Jobes’ Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), with an emphasis on crisis response plans, coping cards and survival kits.

3.0 Social Worker Continuing Education Credits

Currently this program is full. If you wish to be added to a waitlist please call Jennifer at (518) 584-3600 x3115.


“National Survivors of Suicide Day”


Saturday, November 18, 2017 • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Each year in November, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) sponsors National Survivors of Suicide Day, which provides an opportunity for those who have lost someone to suicide (survivors) to come together for support, healing, information and empowerment. By linking with local survivor conferences around the country through a live broadcast, National Survivors of Suicide Day helps survivors express and understand the powerful emotions that they experience, and connect with others who have survived the tragedy of losing someone to suicide.

Four Winds Saratoga and the Capital District Chapter of AFSP have joined together to offer an event for local survivors and clinicians. Please pass the following date and time along to anyone who you think may benefit from attending this informative event.

Registration for this event begins at 11:30 am.

Program Agenda

11:30 am     Registration and Lunch*
12:15 pm     Welcome and “Ceremony of HOPE”
1:00 pm       National Webcast
2:30 pm       Discussion & Closing Remarks

*Lunch will be provided.

Click here to register

“National Survivors of Suicide Day”
November 18, 2017 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448

Educational Event Information & Registration: 518-584-3600, ext. 3115

Reservation Information

Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held on the Four Winds Saratoga Campus in Mastrianni Hall and are open to the public.  Grand Rounds events are free of charge. Please note, location and fees may be different for special events.

For programs held in Mastrianni Hall, every effort will be made to accommodate all guests in the main lecture room. In the event of overflow attendance, guests may be seated in an adjoining room equipped with a simultaneous remote broadcast.

For persons requiring special services, please contact us prior to the program date so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.