Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention in Clinical Practice

Effectively Navigate Suicide in Clinical Practice

Course Description

Continuing Education Hours: 5

This course is geared to behavioral health practitioners, paraprofessionals and graduate students in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling whom at some point in their internships/fellowships and careers will be faced with an individual seeking services and either presenting with, or while in treatment disclosing suicidal ideation.

This course will explore the following:

  • Who might be at high risk? There will be a review of the prevalence of suicide in the USA in general and as it relates to different segments of the population, diagnostics and presentation.
  • When and how might we screen? A minimum of two screening tools (youth & adult) will be presented along with the pros and cons of their usage, and where in the intake and evaluation process they can be placed.
  • What is the clinical presentation? We will review signs that serve as prompts for further exploration.
  • What types of interventions are useful? Various modalities will be discussed.
  • Resources for clients/patients and family members.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify the variables that may be increasing risk of suicide among vulnerable groups.
  • Participants will be able to name the mental health disorders most associated with suicidal risk.
  • Participants will be able to identify warning signs in clinical practice of suicide and the appropriate action(s) to employ.
  • Participants will be able to list two screening tools for suicide risk and their place in the therapeutic process.
  • Participants will possess resources to provide to clients, family and interested others for additional support and information sources on suicide prevention and education.
  • Participants will be able to identify the elements of client clinical presentation necessitating either inpatient versus outpatient treatment.

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