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Suicide Assessment Treatment and Management - Revised

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 6 hours
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Course Summary

One of the most challenging — and prevalent — issues clinicians can face is a client’s suicidal crisis. Although many clients experience major depressive episodes, training on how to manage suicidality is often not a component of training curriculums. Working with a client in suicidal crisis can be difficult, and evoke strong feelings in the therapist. This course will provide guidelines on suicide assessment, treatment and management.

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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss prevalence of suicide
  • Describe protective factors
  • Discuss issues related to at-risk/vulnerable populations
  • Outline ethical and legal considerations in dealing with suicidal clients

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Terminology
  • Prevalence
  • Theories of Suicidal Behavior
  • Research in Suicidology
  • Key Research Findings/Risk Factors
  • Suicide and Mental Health Issues
  • At-Risk or Vulnerable Groups
  • Assessing Suicidal Risk
  • Managing Suicidal Clients
  • Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Appendices Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:, #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: [8/8/2018-8/8/2021]. Social workers completing this course receive 6 Online continuing education credits.


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