KC SAPP – Understanding the Interplay Between Culture and Suicide
Join Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program (KC SAPP) in the new year for a free one-hour presentation on Friday, January 22, 2021 from Noon-1:00 pm via Zoom on Understanding the Interplay Between Culture and Suicide.
This one-hour presentation includes an exploration of cultural distinctions and how they relate to suicide. The main objectives of this
presentation are the following:
1. Understand the differentiation of suicidal motivations both internal and external for specific minority groups
2. Discuss culturally relevant research that provides both direction and strategies for suicide prevention
3. Exploration of culturally relevant among minorities that may increase or decrease as it relates to suicide
Understanding The Interplay Between Culture And Suicide
Friday, January 22, 2021
Noon – 1:00pm
Held virtually via Zoom
Presenter: Monica L. Reintjes, Ph.D.
Monica L. Reintjes is a bilingual educational psychologist and counselor. She has over 10 years of experience specializing in suicidality. She uses expressive play including play and art therapy techniques in her clinical practice with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Human Behavior from Avila University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Kansas.
Monica is a volunteer member of the Kansas City Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program. She previously worked for the Mattie Rhodes Center, Wyandot Mental Health, and Kansas Suicide Prevention Center Headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas. She has interviewed over 200 adolescents for suicide and continues to work towards zero suicides in her private practice.
She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and daughter.
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