Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Suicide assessment, prevention, and intervention is a topic relevant to all health care providers. This course discusses the elements of assessment, risk and protective factors, appropriate care settings, safety planning, treatment, and follow-up.

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as beginning to intermediate.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Assess for suicide risk
  • Determine the level of risk for suicide and refer or provide for proper treatment
  • Create a safety plan with patients/clients
  • Identify evidence-based treatments for suicide prevention and management
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  • Introduction
  • Evaluation of the Potentially Suicidal Patient
  • Initial Management of Patient at Risk for Suicide
  • Securing Patient’s Safety
  • Treatment of the Patient at Risk for Suicide
  • Follow-up and Monitoring
  • Additional Reading
  • Screening and Assessment Tools
  • Resources
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Editor:

John L. (Jack) Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is President and CEO of At Health, Inc. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed residencies in pediatrics and adult psychiatry, as well as a fellowship in child psychiatry. He practiced adult and adolescent psychiatry in Bellevue, WA, and later joined the TRICARE Northwest Lead Agency at Madigan Army Medical Center as the Mental Health Director. At Madigan he also served as the Mental Health Disease Management Chief in the Outcomes Management Division and the Health Information Management Director of the Child, Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Office. He later joined the Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) Program Management Office as a clinical subject matter expert to provide technical and clinical oversight for the redesign, development, pilot testing and deployment of the Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) to more than fifty of the Army’s mental health clinics. As a member of the Behavioral Health Data Portal (BHDP) team, he shared in the Excellence in Enterprise Information Award from the Association for Enterprise Information as the Government Awardee for 2013.

Authors:

Suicide Assessment and Management – VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs & U.S. Department of Defense. (2013). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for assessment and management of patients at risk for suicide. Washington, DC: Author. List of contributors available at http://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/MH/srb/VADODCP_SuicideRisk_Full.pdf

Safety Planning

U.S. Air Force Medical Operations Agency. (2014). Air Force guide for suicide risk assessment, management, and treatment. San Antonio, TX: Author. List of contributors available at https://www.usuhs.edu/sites/default/files/media/mps/pdf/mholloway-afguidesuiciderisk.pdf

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

NBCC approved, Yo! At Health, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6719. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  At Health, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460.

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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