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Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This course, based on TIP 50, provides information on working with clients with substance use disorders who have suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors. It covers: Basic suggestions for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors; Background information about suicide and substance use disorders, including risk factors and warning signs for suicide; A four-step process for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment; and, A set of competencies counselors should incorporate to work effectively with clients who are suicidal.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Getting Ready to Address Suicidality
  • Background Information
  • GATE
  • Procedures for Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Competencies

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of suicide.
  • Describe risk factors for suicide.
  • Explain suicidal intent.
  • Describe protective factors for suicide.

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