Online Course » Suicide Assessment and Intervention (inactive)

Course Description:
Suicide assessment and intervention is a topic relevant to all health care providers. Research shows that most people who kill themselves have a diagnosable mental or substance use disorder, or both, and that the majority of them have depressive illness. This course discusses prevalence, risk factors, suicide assessment, and intervention.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss how to screen clients who are at risk for suicide; and
  • Describe the relationship between suicide, mental disorders, and substance abuse.
Author Bio:
This material is adapted from: • Management of Major Depressive Disorder in Adults in the Primary Care Setting. Washington, DC: VA/DoD Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline Working Group, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Health Affairs, Department of Defense, May 2009. List of working group contributors available at http://www.healthquality.va.gov/HEALTHQUALITY/mdd/mdd_full09_c.pdf • Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders. The Consensus Panel Co-Chairs are Stanley Sacks, PhD, and Richard K. Ries, MD.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
Association of Social Work Boards - view details
California Board of Registered Nursing - view details
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) - view details
Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details




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