Best Practices in Suicide Screening and Assessment

Best Practices in Suicide Screening and Assessment 

Despite concerted efforts among healthcare providers to identify individuals at risk of suicide, it remains a leading cause of death in the U.S. Among all age groups, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and it is the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34. There has been a steady increase in suicide rates. The rate in the U.S. increased by about 1% per year between 1999-2006. However, from 2006 to the present, the rate has increased by 2% per year (Hedegaard et al., 2020). To see any measurable reductions in the rate of suicide, it is critical to identify and intervene with those who are at increased risk. This course will provide you with information about the numerous risk and protective factors of suicide. You will learn effective screening approaches you can use to identify elevated risk. You will also learn how to follow a positive screening with an in-depth clinical assessment, including several different models you can use to guide your assessment. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with skills to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide.

$15.00

Hours: 1.50 - 2.00
REL-BHC-0-BPSSA

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (45 Match)

American Psychological Association

2.0 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.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.00 CEHs.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







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 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RTX050401
CEBroker Provider 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

2.0 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


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.



Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


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. Social workers completing this course receive 2.00 General continuing education clock hours.


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


This module is Reading-Based.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

2.0 HOURS


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 2.00 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

Florida Physician Assistants

2.0 HOURS


Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

2.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Ohio State Medical Board

2.0 HOURS


State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

2.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

2.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

2.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

2.0 HOURS


NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Connecticut Certification Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.



Content Area: C7

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

2.0 HOURS


Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 2.00 hours of CEU credit.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

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

2.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-BPSSA
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.
Explain how to effectively screen to identify individuals at risk of suicide.
Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Risk and Protective Factors

Recent Data on Suicide

What Do We Mean by Risk Factors?

Risk Factors Vs. Warning Signs

Previous Suicide Attempt

Mental Health Conditions and Suicide

Quick Check

Substance-Use Disorders

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)

Care Transitions and Suicide Risk

Medical Conditions and Suicide

Social and Environmental Risk Factors

Group Risk Factors

Protective Factors

Review

Summary

Section 3: Screening for Suicidality

Screening and Risk Assessment

Screening Vs. Assessment

Screening Questions

Effective Screening Questions

Next Steps

Additional Important Communication Tips

Quick Check

Using Standardized Screening Instruments

Review

Summary

Section 4: Assessment of Suicide Risk

Suicide Assessment Basics

Knowing the Purpose of Your Assessment

Adapting Risk Assessment for Culturally Diverse Groups

Joiner’s Model of Risk Assessment

Applying Joiner’s Theory to Guide Risk Assessment

The SAFE-T Model

Assessing Risk With the C-SSRS

Helpful Questions to Ask

Review

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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