Suicide-Specific Interventions and Best Practices

Suicide-Specific Interventions and Best Practices 

Traditionally, the treatment of individuals at risk for suicide has emphasized the person’s primary psychiatric disorder as the focus of treatment. The rationale was that as the person’s psychiatric disorder improved, they would feel less suicidal. Current guidelines based on the accumulation of evidence about treatment efficacy indicates that this approach is insufficient (The Joint Commission, 2016). The data on suicide rates in the U.S. support the need for improved identification and treatment of at-risk individuals. In 2018 alone, over 48,000 people died by suicide, and there were another 1.4 million attempts (Xu et al., 2020). Gaps in training programs have resulted in clinicians lacking exposure to effective methods to identify and treat suicidal individuals (Brodsky et al., 2018). At the organizational level, routine implementation of evidence-based practices that can identify and intervene with at-risk individuals has been lacking for many years and remains so in many settings. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, nursing, counseling, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with knowledge about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions. Note: This course covers suicide-specific interventions with adults. Please review the other available courses on suicide prevention in the Relias library for content on risk factors, screening, assessment, postvention, and working with suicidal adolescents.

$35.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-MSRPPSLS

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American Psychological Association

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California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.5 HOURS


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


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

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1.5 HOURS


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Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RTX050401
CEBroker Provider 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Provider # RCX100502
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.5 HOURS


Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CEBroker Provider: 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 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.



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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 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

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

1.5 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.

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Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.5 HOURS


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

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

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

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 HOURS


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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 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 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 1.50 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

1.5 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 1.50 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

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Medicine

1.5 HOURS


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

Florida Physician Assistants

1.5 HOURS


Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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


Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Ohio State Medical Board

1.5 HOURS


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

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

1.5 HOURS


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

Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

1.5 HOURS


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

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.5 HOURS


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

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.5 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.50 CEHs.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.50 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.



Content Area:

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.50 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

1.5 HOURS


Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.5 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-MSRPPSLS
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the factors you should consider when determining what interventions may be needed for suicidal individuals.
Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.
Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Treatment Considerations with Suicidal Individuals

Promoting Engagement

In the Aftermath of an Attempt

Least Restrictive Setting

Trauma-Informed Care

Culturally-Adapted Suicide Care

Care Transitions and Follow-up

Family Involvement

Review

Summary

Section 3: Evidence-Based Interventions

The Importance of Directly Targeting Suicidality

Evidence-Based and Research-Informed Approaches

Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Components and Efficacy of CAMS

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CBT-SP)

Components and Efficacy of CBT-SP

CBT-SP with Julie

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Components and Efficacy of DBT

Approaching Julie’s Beliefs with Mindfulness

Review

Summary

Section 4: Safety Planning and Lethal Means Counseling

Safety Planning

Developing a Safety Plan

Components of a Safety Plan

Quick Check

Additional Safety Planning Steps

Lethal Means Counseling

How Lethal Means Counseling Prevents Suicide

When Is Lethal Means Counseling Needed?

Priorities in Lethal Means Counseling

Quick Check

Principles of Effective Lethal Means Counseling

Reducing Access to Firearms

Effective Communication About Firearm Access

Reducing Access to Medication

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Course Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

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: Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Psychologists; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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