Every 40 seconds, one person dies by suicide. Suicide is complex and so are the solutions, but it is preventable. Using the Core Competencies for Suicide Risk Assessment and Management (SPRC, 2006), this training is designed to foster competence and confidence necessary for professionals to perform suicide assessment and management to prevent suicide.
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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Assess personal attitudes and approach in working with individuals at risk for suicide.
b). Define key terms related to suicidality.
c). Articulate risk and protective factors and understand the biopsychosocial model of suicide.
d). Evaluate risk assessment tools and explore questions to elicit accurate assessment information from the client.
e). Apply clinical judgment to formulate risk.
f). Identify the benefits of collaborative treatment and safety planning and recognize the importance of means reduction.
g). Brief overview of evidence-based treatment options.
Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Youth Development Workers; Healthcare Workers
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW
Material Author(s): Crystal Rozelle–Bennett, LMSW
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