Interventions for Suicide Risk and Postvention for Suicide Loss Survivors

 

As a healthcare professional working with at risk individuals, the chances are high that you will encounter someone who has either made a suicide attempt, or is at risk of doing so. Individuals who have made a suicide attempt are at double the risk for a subsequent attempt for a full year, with a lesser degree of elevated risk continuing on a long-term basis. Moreover, the risk for subsequent attempts is even higher during the first few weeks after an attempt (Chung, et al. 2017). While there are many other crucial aspects of managing suicide risk, including the identification of risk factors and warning signs, screening, and assessment, this course will focus on interventions for those who have made a recent attempt or who are at risk due to suicidal thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Although there is a global initiative to reach a “zero suicide” death rate, continued efforts are needed to see this to fruition, and deaths by suicide do occur with alarming regularity. Each year, millions of people across the globe will experience the devastating impact of the suicide of a loved one, and the risk of suicide increases among those bereaved by suicide (CDC, 2017). We will therefore also discuss important steps you need to take in the aftermath of a suicide, including postvention approaches with individuals exposed to or impacted by suicide, and methods to reduce suicide contagion in your treatment setting and community.

$35.00

Hours: 1.75
REL-HHS-0-SATMT-V2

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Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

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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-SATMT-V2
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Explain the factors you should consider when determining what interventions may be needed for suicidal individuals.
Describe 3 evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.
List ways you can reduce suicide contagion through responsible communication about suicide.
Discuss how you would use postvention strategies with those affected by or bereaved by suicide.

Outline:

Section 1: Introduction



A. About This Course



B. Learning Objectives



Section 2: Treatment Considerations with Suicidal Individuals



A. Meet Bridgette



B. Promoting Engagement



C. Evaluating the Need for Inpatient Care



D. Stepped Care



E. Trauma-Informed Care



F. In the Aftermath of an Attempt



G. The Importance of Follow-up Care



H. Family Involvement



I. Meet Vinnie



J. Section Summary



Section 3: Evidence-Based Interventions



A. The Importance of Directly Targeting Suicidality



B. Evidence-Based and Research Informed Approaches



C. Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)



D. Components and Efficacy of CAMS



E. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP)



F. Components and Efficacy of CBT-SP



G. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)



H. Components and Efficacy of DBT



I. Safety Planning



J. Reducing Access to Lethal Means



K. Family-Based Interventions



L. Treat Psychiatric Disorders That Accompany Suicidality



M. Comprehensive Care for Kate



N. Section Summary



Section 4: Postvention Approaches



A. What is Suicide Postvention?



B. How Suicide Bereavement Differs From Other Losses



C. After a Suicide: Who Is At Risk?



D. Reducing the Impact of Exposure



E. Responsible Communication Tips



F. Postvention Strategies for Those Affected By or Bereaved by Suicide



G. Provide proactive, coordinated outreach



H. Provide useful information



I. First responders should provide compassionate care



J. Provide practical assistance when possible



K. Provide or refer for mental health services



L. Provide access to support



M. Emphasize resilience



N. Provide support for families and children



O. Provide support over the long-term



P. A Postvention Plan for Danny



Q. Section Summary



Section 5: Conclusion



A. Summary



B. Course Contributors



C. Resources



D. Caring Contacts



E. Safety Planning



F. Reducing Access to Lethal Means



G. Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)



H. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP)



I. Dialectical Behavior Therapy



J. Support After an Attempt



K. General Information about Suicide



L. References



M. Congratulations!



N. Exam



O. BrainSparks


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: Jack M. Gorman, M.D.
Jack M. Gorman, M.D. founded Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants in 2010. He is currently CEO and Chief Scientific Officer. Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants provides expert guidance to biotech companies and to health care organizations in order to improve CNS drug development and the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of mental health care. Before founding Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Dr. Gorman was Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice-President of both Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc and Care Management Technologies Inc. In those positions he used his two decades of experience in neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology to help develop new programs in behavioral health care management and CNS drug development. Dr. Gorman was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute program. He was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1981 to 2002, becoming Lieber Professor, Vice-chair for Research and Director of the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research. He then became Klingenstein Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gorman was elected a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific articles and chapters, and was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research from 1981 until 2006 and received three research grants from the Brain and Behavior Institute (formerly NARSAD). He won numerous awards for his research and service to psychiatry from organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Mental Illness Foundation, and Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is one of the most frequently cited authors in the psychiatry and neuroscience literatures. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its third edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007. His expertise is in behavioral healthcare management and improvement, psychopharmacology, and clinical and basic neuroscience. Dr. Gorman has been married for 36 years to New York City psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Kantor Gorman and is the father of two daughters, Dr. Rachel Gorman and Dr. Sara Gorman. He currently devotes substantial time to work with philanthropic organizations including the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force of the UJA-Federation of New York; the JED Foundation; and the American Jewish World Service. Disclosure: Jack M. Gorman, M.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC
Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC, received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology degrees from UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern and the Director of Quality for Safety, Education and Implementation for the behavioral health service line at Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS). Dr. Roaten is an attending psychologist on the Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry team at Parkland Memorial Hospital where she supervises psychiatry and psychology trainees. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a member of multiple national committees related to patient care and safety, and has published numerous peer reviewed articles related to suicide risk assessment. Dr. Roaten leads the universal suicide screening program at PHHS in which more than 40,000 suicide screenings are completed per month. Dr. Roaten and her team members have been invited to speak locally and nationally about population health strategies for suicide prevention. Disclosure: Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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