Suicide, Assessment, Treatment and Management (Kentucky)

Suicide, Assessment, Treatment and Management (Kentucky) 

This multi-lesson module provides suicide training according to the State of Kentucky requirements. The four lessons cover: 1) Suicide Risk Factors, Screening, and Assessment. Provides in-depth information on how to identify risk factors of suicide, as well as best practices for suicide screening and assessment. 2) Interventions for Suicide Risk and Postvention for Suicide Loss Survivors. Presents information about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions as well as approaches for suicide postvention. 3) Community-Based Suicide Prevention. Discusses community-based, primary prevention approaches for reducing suicide risk. 4) Adolescent Suicide. Discusses theories on youth suicide, assessing for adolescent suicide risk, and suicidal behavior among special-population groups.


Hours: 6.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

American Nurses Credentialing Center


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Board for Certified Counselors


Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 6.00 contact hours

Association of Social Work Boards


Relias, LLC, #1273, 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. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests.

This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers completing this course receive 6.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

American Psychological Association


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.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-SATMKY
Hours: 6
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
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.
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.
Explain the public health model of suicide prevention.
List strategies that can be used to bolster individual and environmental protective factors.
Describe 3 primary prevention programs used to reduce suicide risk in various community settings.
State the basic tenets of responsible public messaging about suicide.
List the most common risk factors for suicide among adolescents and explain how to assess for each of these risk factors.
Describe the warning signs and behaviors characteristic of youth who are at high risk of suicide.
Summarize the intervention and prevention strategies that have been found most effective in working with suicidal youth.


Lesson 1: Suicide Risk Factors, Screening, and Assessment

Lesson 2: Interventions for Suicide Risk and Postvention for Suicide Loss Survivors

Lesson 3: Community-Based Suicide Prevention

Lesson 4: Adolescent Suicide

Final Exam

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.
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.
Instructor: Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA, is a licensed clinical social worker for Atrium Health-Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte and Monroe, NC. She works extensively with adult cancer patients and their family systems in psychotherapy, supportive counseling, and case management throughout diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and death/dying. Kathryn also serves as president for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-NC Chapter and is specially trained in bereavement of survivors of suicide. Kathryn earned her B.A. in psychology from West Virginia University, and her M.S.W. at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as a PrimeCare Scholar and receiving specialized training in integrated healthcare. Disclosure: Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Maggie Tapp, LCSW
Maggie Tapp, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who works as a director in a managed behavioral healthcare organization providing clinical and administrative oversight of an urban Medicaid managed care program in New York City. Prior to this role, Ms. Tapp was in private practice specializing in the treatment of adolescents and women's issues including perinatal mood disorders. Ms. Tapp served as the Deputy Director of Mental Health for the American Red Cross 9/11 Recovery Program. As Deputy Director, Ms. Tapp was responsible for the creation and development of the 9/11 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefit Program which provided financial assistance for mental health and substance abuse treatment for victims of the terrorist attacks. In this role, she also provided crisis intervention for survivors and disaster recovery workers and conducted training on topics such as disaster mental health, vicarious traumatization, and burnout. Ms. Tapp also has an extensive background in community based mental health practice and special education. She has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed post graduate training in child and adolescent psychotherapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC. Disclosure: Maggie Tapp, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Gillian Murphy, Ph.D.
Gillian Murphy, Ph.D., is the Director of Standards, Training, and Practices for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In this role, Gillian oversees all aspects of standards and training development for the network with a particular focus on the areas of suicide risk assessment, active intervention, follow-up with at-risk callers, and the use of new media in suicide prevention. Prior to joining the Lifeline, Gillian was the Director of LifeNet, New York City’s primary crisis hotline for mental health and substance abuse services. She also has over ten years’ experience in the provision of community based crisis intervention services having led a Manhattan based psychiatric crisis team for many years. Gillian received her BA in Psychology from University College Dublin and both her Masters in Social Work and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Disclosure: Gillian Murphy, Ph.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: Beginner level Social Workers; Marriage and Family Therapists; Occupational Therapists; Professional Counselors; Psychologists; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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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