In Session: Suicide Assessment and Intervention for Adults

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

In 2017, over 47,000 Americans died by suicide. In that same year, there were an additional 1,400,000 attempts that did not result in a fatality. While individuals of all ages are impacted by suicide, middle-aged adults between the ages of 45 and 54 years old have the highest suicide rates of any age group in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017). Given these staggering figures, the likelihood is high that you, as a behavioral health professional, will encounter individuals at risk for suicide. It is imperative that you understand how to identify individuals at risk for suicide and that, once identified, you know what interventions can help prevent additional suicides. This course will provide you with an opportunity to apply the information you have learned about suicide prevention to assess and intervene with an at-risk adult. By interacting with this individual in a simulated therapy session, you will see how your selection of responses impacts their level of risk and their outcome. Supervisory input will also help guide you through this simulation exercise.

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In 2017, over 47,000 Americans died by suicide. In that same year, there were an additional 1,400,000 attempts that did not result in a fatality. While individuals of all ages are impacted by suicide, middle-aged adults between the ages of 45 and 54 years old have the highest suicide rates of any age group in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017). Given these staggering figures, the likelihood is high that you, as a behavioral health professional, will encounter individuals at risk for suicide. It is imperative that you understand how to identify individuals at risk for suicide and that, once identified, you know what interventions can help prevent additional suicides. This course will provide you with an opportunity to apply the information you have learned about suicide prevention to assess and intervene with an at-risk adult. By interacting with this individual in a simulated therapy session, you will see how your selection of responses impacts their level of risk and their outcome. Supervisory input will also help guide you through this simulation exercise.

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