Suicide Risk Factors, Screening, and Assessment

 

As a healthcare professional who deals with at-risk people, you know that those who are in distress are at an increased risk of suicide and that screening for suicidality is the first step in the process of prevention. This course dispels some of the common myths about suicide and provides you with up-to-date and accurate information about best practices in suicide screening and assessment. You will learn about specific factors that elevate risk of suicide and about some specific high-risk groups. Through a blend of didactic and interactive exercises, you will learn how to use screening instruments and several different models of comprehensive suicide assessment. The information you learn in this course will help you potentially save the lives of the at-risk population you encounter.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-SSRF-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (21 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards - Retired*

1.25 HOURS


Essential Learning 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. Essential Learning maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11.9.2011-11.9.2014.Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.2 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.25 HOURS


Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Florida Physician Assistants

1.25 HOURS


Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

1.25 HOURS


Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, 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. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

American Psychological Association

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-SSRF-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide
List specific populations that are at increased risk of suicide.
Explain how to effectively use suicide screening instruments to identify individuals at risk.
Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Facts and Myths about Suicide A. Meet Kelly B. Recent Data on Suicide C. Suicide: Replace Myths with Truths D. Review: Meet Tarif E. Summary Section 3: Risk and Protective Factors A. Mental Health Conditions Linked to Suicide B. Suicidal Behavior Disorder (DSM-5™ Condition for Further Study) C. Substance-Use Disorders D. Alcohol Use Disorder and Suicide E. Suicide and Non-Alcohol Substance Use Disorders F. Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) G. The Role of Biologically-Based and Chronic Health Conditions H. Social and Environmental Risk Factors I. Buffers Against Suicidality: Protective Factors J. Review of Risk Factors: Meet Marty K. Summary Section 4: Populations at Risk A. Older Adults B. Adolescents and Young Adults C. A Note about Victims of Bullying D. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth E. Active Military Members and Veterans F. Suicide and Race/Ethnicity G. Review: Understanding Risk Factors H. Summary Section 5: Screening for Suicidality A. Screening and Risk Assessment B. Don’t be Afraid to Ask Directly C. “Is Path Warm” Tool D. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) E. Using Standardized Screening Instruments F. Screening for Substance Misuse G. Screening for Trauma H. Review: Next Steps I. Summary Section 6: Assessment & Initial Intervention A. Suicide Assessment Basics B. Joiner’s Model of Risk Assessment C. The SAFE-T Model D. Zero Suicide E. Helpful Questions to Ask F. Review: Meet Lìxúe G. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Instructor: Randy Martin, PhD
Dr. Martin, a licensed psychologist, oversees HRI’s clinical department, which consists of intake EAP counselors, face-to-face counselors, and management consultants. Dr. Martin is responsible for the operation of HRI’s EAP, implementation of new policies and procedures to ensure quality service delivery for clients, and training EAP staff members. He has more than 29 years of experience managing and supervising mental health and EAP professionals, practicing psychotherapy, consulting with management and HR in corporate settings on behavioral health issues, and intervening in crisis situations for both small and large-scale disasters. Dr. Martin has worked in numerous settings in both non-profit and corporate sectors, including employee assistance programs, suicide prevention hotlines, mobile crisis teams, community mental health centers, developmental disability organizations, and crisis intervention services. Prior to joining HRI in 2011, Dr. Martin was the director of crisis and behavioral health technology at LifeNet, a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline crisis centers, at the Mental Health Association of New York City. Before that, he served as a workforce consultant and account executive for FEI Behavioral Health. Dr. Martin earned his PhD in Psychology/Counseling from Indiana State University and a Master’s in Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany. He is widely quoted and has appeared on WebMD, CNN Radio, 1010 WINS News Radio, WPIX Evening News, and in web and print articles in, among others, The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, HR Executive Online, The Journal News, Time Out New York and The National Herald. Dr. Martin is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Disclosure: Randy Martin, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Scott Zeller, M.D.
Dr. Zeller is Vice President for Acute Psychiatric Medicine for the physician partnership CEP America, in Emeryville, CA. He is the former Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services of the Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA, and in his 30 years in Emergency Psychiatry, he has personally cared for over 80,000 patients. Dr. Zeller is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both the University of California-Riverside and Touro University medical schools, and is Past-President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He is the author of multiple textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and lectures internationally as a keynote speaker. He led development of both the USA and International Guidelines on Evaluation of Treatment of Agitation, and has published research on innovative designs and systems for emergency mental healthcare, which he has also helped to implement in multiple locations around the country. Dr. Zeller was named the National Council on Behavioral Health's 2015 "USA Doctor of the Year", and his latest book is "The Diagnosis and Management of Agitation" (London:Cambridge University Press, 2017). Disclosure: Scott Zeller, M.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services, Post-Acute Care, Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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