Suicide assessment, prevention, and intervention is a topic relevant to all health care providers. Research shows that most people who kill themselves have a diagnosable mental or substance use disorder, or both, and that the majority of them have depressive illness. This course discusses prevalence, risk factors, screening, assessment, treatment, and management. Topics include co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, suicide in the military, assessing suicide risk in children, suicide crisis intervention strategies, and ethical considerations in the assessment and management of suicide risk. The material includes 25 practical, hands-on strategies for counselors to assist in their interactions with suicidal clients.
This course meets the new Kentucky and Washington states' requirement for 6 credits of CE in suicide prevention. If you are a WA mental health or nursing professional that is required to earn 6 CEUs for suicide prevention and management, this online course will allow you to earn the credits quickly and easily from the comfort of your office.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE program is designated as beginning to intermediate.
Upon completing this program, you should be able to:
- Describe the relationship between suicide, mental disorders, and substance abuse.
- List the risk factors for suicide, including childhood suicide;
- Screen for suicide risk;
- Discuss the application of Joiner’s interpersonal-psychological theory in assessing and treating military personnel.
- Apply guidelines for developmentally appropriate interviewing in assessing children for suicide.
- Identify and use specific strategies for managing suicidal clients;
- Use techniques that keep clients invested in counseling long enough to move treatment to the core problems underlying suicidality.
- Identify the ethical principles that shape the care of patients at risk for suicide.
- Manage suicide risk assessment and safety planning using ethical principles.
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- Part 1: Suicide Assessment and Intervention Overview
- Part 2: Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Suicidal Behavior
- Part 3: Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military
- Part 4: Assessing Suicide Risk in Children: Guidelines for Developmentally Appropriate Interviewing
- Part 5: A Suicide Crisis Intervention Model with 25 Practical Strategies for Implementation
- Part 6: Ethical Considerations in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
- Part 7: Bibliography
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Suicide Assessment and Intervention Overview: Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults in the Primary Care Setting. Washington, DC: VA/DoD Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline Working Group, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Health Affairs, Department of Defense, May 2000. Office of Quality and Performance publication 10Q-CPG/MDD-00. List of contributors available at http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/MDD/MDD_Base.htm
Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Suicidal Behavior: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2009. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 50.) Part 3, Section 1, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Review of the Literature. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64013/
Chair, Part 1 and Part 2 Consensus Panels
Kenneth R. Conner, PsyD., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military: Michael D. Anestis and Thomas E. Joiner are affiliated with Florida State University. Craig J. Bryan and Michelle M. Cornette are affiliated with Wilford Hall Medical Center; Dr. Cornette is also affiliated with the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Thomas E. Joiner, Florida State University, Department of Psychology, 1107 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4301.
Assessing Suicide Risk in Children: Casey A. Barrio, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at the University of North Texas. Dr. Barrio’s teaching areas include community counseling, multicultural counseling, diagnosis in counseling, and counseling skills.
Suicide Crisis Intervention Model with 25 Practical Strategies for Implementation: Darcy Haag Granello is affiliated with The Ohio State University. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Darcy Haag Granello, PhD, LPCC, Counselor Education, 448 PAES Building, 305 W. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210. E-mail: email@example.com
Ethical Considerations in the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk: Rebecca A. Bernert, PhD, Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA; Laura Weiss Roberts, MD, MA, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Address correspondence to Rebecca A. Bernert, PhD, Stanford University, Department of Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304; e-mail: Rbernert@stanford.edu. Reprinted with permission from FOCUS, (Copyright ©2012). American Psychiatric Association
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