Professional Development

FREE Community Education Workshop
Social Work CEUs Available
Suicide: Exploring the Research
Foster Understanding and Healing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Sign In & Coffee: 8:30 am; Program: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
The Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Speakers: Lisa Horowitz, PhD and Tammi Ginsburg, LCPC

Please join experts on suicide research and grief support for survivors to learn about the latest findings on suicide and how to support those grieving the loss of a loved one by suicide.

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize suicide as a national and global public health threat

  • Describe how to recognize the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and how to support someone who is at risk for suicide

  • Learn about the unique challenges faced by survivors of suicide loss and community resources that can provide support and promote healing.


Who Should Attend: Social workers, Psychologists, Counselors, and other Mental Health Professionals, and Community Members


Register Now - Space Limited

Continuing Education Credit for social workers: 3 credit hours

Three Category 1 CEU credits are available for social workers licensed in Maryland. Other professionals can submit the Certificate of Attendance to the appropriate board for considerations for CEUs. Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all participants.

Session Speakers

Lisa M. Horowitz, PhD, MPH

Staff Scientist / Pediatric Psychologist

National Institutes of Mental Health













Dr. Horowitz is a Staff Scientist / Pediatric Psychologist in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health.  She serves as a senior attending psychologist with a specialty in pediatric psychology on the Psychiatry Service in the Hatfield Clinical Research Center at NIH. The major focus of Dr. Horowitz’s research has been detection of suicide risk in the medical setting. She is lead PI on six NIMH suicide prevention protocols that involve validating and implementing the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) in the ED, inpatient medical/surgical, outpatient primary care settings. Dr. Horowitz is collaborating with hospitals, outpatient pediatric clinics, and school settings around the country, assisting with implementation of suicide risk screening, including the launch of the ASQ Toolkit, now available online at


Tammi Ginsburg, LCPC

President, Maryland Chapter
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention







Tammi Ginsberg is a mental health professional and the president of the AFSP Maryland chapter where she is focused on saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Her goal is to educate as many people as possible on research, risk, warning signs and prevention. Tammi’s brother died by suicide when she was a junior at UMD. Her journey of healing includes her own struggle with depression which catapulted her into her second career as an LCPC. In that role, she works with people with mood disorders as well as those who have been affected by suicide.


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