Friday, Nov 8, 9 AM-4:30 PM

2019 All Saints Congress with Dr. David Capuzzi

University of Holy Cross

Join us on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the University of Holy Cross from 9:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M. for our annual All Saints Congress as we present: “Youth at Risk: The Suicidal Child and Adolescent" This workshop addresses the significant concerns of suicide and suicide prevention and provides training needed by counselors, social workers, and other helping professionals to effectively assist those at risk for attempting suicide. It includes myths connected with suicide, risk and protective factors for suicide, signs and symptoms, suicidal assessment, ethical and legal issues surrounding suicide, and counseling techniques with children, adolescents, survivors, and their families. Guidelines for prevention, crisis management, and post-vention will all be presented. A varied format including experiential exercises will be used to introduce concepts and illustrate assessment and counseling techniques. Dr. David Capuzzi is a graduate of Florida State University and licensed as a counselor in Oregon. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an NCC. Currently, he is a senior core faculty member in the CACREP accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. He is professor emeritus at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He has served as Affiliate Professor at Pennsylvania State University and at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) which spans 51 countries. A frequent keynoter and workshop presenter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and postvention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of youth at risk, grief and loss, group work and other topics; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits. He is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights Award and a recipient of Leona Tyler Award in Oregon. He was inducted as an ACA Fellow in 2008, and, in 2010, was the recipient of ACA’s Kathleen and Gilbert Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person. In 2011, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Education at Florida State University and in 2016 received the ACES Mentorship award. Dr. Capuzzi has co-authored and co-edited 10 textbooks used in Counselor Education programs and departments in the United States and other countries. The University of Holy Cross has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Participants will earn 6 continuing education hours including 2 hours in ethics and 2 hours in diagnosis and treatment planning. This program is approved for # general contact hours by the New Orleans Family Justice Center as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. Participants will earn 6 continuing education hours including 2 general, 2 ethics and 2 clinical hours. For more information contact Brittany Leche at or Dr. Ouida Frazier-Smith at