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Suicide Assessment Treatment & Management

Author: Hilary DeShong, PhD and Heidi Dalzell, PhD
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Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 5 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 provides guidelines on suicide assessment, treatment, and management.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) 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 the terminology, prevalence, theories of suicide behavior
  • Identify risk and protective factors in suicide.
  • Discuss suicide and mental health issues.
  • Describe service utilization and treatment seeking.
  • Identify issues related to at-risk/vulnerable populations.
  • Recognize risk and protective factors among various ethnic and racial groups
  • Explain suicide assessment and managing suicidal clients.
  • Describe various treatment approaches (CBT, DBT, Interpersonal Therapy) for suicidality and therapeutic risk management.
  • Discuss issues in therapist self-care and working with survivors in the aftermath of suicide
  • Explain ethical and legal considerations

Course Syllabus

  • INTRODUCTION
    • Learning Objectives
  • TERMINOLOGY PREVALENCE THEORIES OF SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR
    • Cognitive Stress Diathesis Model
    • Clinical Stress Diathesis Models
    • Neurobiological Stress Diathesis Model
    • Interpersonal Model of Suicidal Behavior
  • RESEARCH IN SUICIDOLOGY
    • Key Research Findings and Risk Factors
    • Key Research Findings and Protective Factors
  • SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
    • Mood Disorders and Suicide
    • Substance Abuse and Suicide
    • Schizophrenia and Suicide
    • Anxiety Disorders and Suicide
    • Sleep Disorders and Suicide
    • Trauma, Personality Disorders, and Suicide
    • Eating Disorders and Suicide
    • Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide
    • Emotion Regulation and Suicide
  • SERVICE UTILITZATION AND TREATMENT-SEEKINGAT-RISK AND VULNERABLE GROUPS
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clients
    • Suicide and Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
    • Suicide and the Armed-Forces
    • Elderly Clients
    • Teen Suicide
    • The Homeless
    • Incarcerated Individuals
    • Youth in Foster Care
    • Physician Suicide
  • RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS AMONG ETHNIC AND RACIAL GROUPS
    • Caucasians
    • African Americans
    • Native Americans
    • Immigration and the Risk of Suicide
    • Hispanic/Latinos
    • Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
  • ASSESSING SUICIDE RISK
    • Warning Signs of Suicide
    • Assessment Process
    • Suicide Assessment Components
    • Recommendations for Conducting a Suicide Assessment
    • Documentation
    • Estimation of Suicide Risk
    • Therapeutic Rapport and Alliance
  • MANAGING SUICIDAL CLIENTS
    • Guidelines for Hospitalization
    • Therapy for Suicidality
    • Models of Therapy
    • Safety Planning
  • THERAPEUTIC RISK MANAGEMENT
    • Aspects of Risk Management
    • Suicide Risk Assessment
    • Documentation
  • CARE FOR THE CLINICAN
    • Supervision/Consultation
    • Signs of Burnout
    • Vicarious/Secondary Traumatic Stress
    • Compassion Fatigue
    • Antidotes to Burnout/Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue
    • Personal and Professional Boundaries
  • CLIENT SUICIDE
    • Supporting a Client’s Family and Friends Following Suicide
    • Children and Suicide Loss
  • ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES

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This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, 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. Ce4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board To determine course approval. Social workers participating In this course will receive continuing education clock hours.

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