This 2 (two) hour online continuing education course in Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention is FREE for mental health professionals. It covers some common myths about suicide, suicide statistics, how to perform a basic suicide risk assessment, how to complete a suicide prevention action plan, and how to implement basic de-escalation strategies in a therapeutic crisis situation.
Suicide Prevention Course Objectives
- Identify and refute some common myths about suicide
- Identify some of the early warning signs of a potential suicide attempt
- Be able to discuss some current statistics regarding suicide
- Be able to discuss some age group differences regarding suicide
- Be able to conduct a basic suicide risk assessment
- Be able to discuss the PPI method of suicide risk assessment
- Be able to complete a Suicide Prevention Action Plan
- Be able to complete a No-Harm Contract and Action Plan
- Be able to use the Suicide-Homicide Ideation Decision Flowchart
- Define “de-escalation”
- Discuss the importance of de-escalation strategies in crisis prevention
- Describe and be able to use the LEAP de-escalation model
- Identify and use some common resources on suicide prevention
Course Format There is a 2-hour video for this course, including several handouts and worksheets used in suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention. After watching the video and reviewing the worksheets you may take the final exam for the course. Upon successful completion of the quiz with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course good for two online continuing education hours.
This course was developed by Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt. Charlton Hall is a board-approved permanent sponsor of continuing education in South Carolina (permanent sponsor #495). If you are a licensed LPC or LMFT in South Carolina, these courses are pre-approved for continuing education credit. If you are a resident of another state or another country, it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for pre-approval for continuing education credit in your jurisdiction. No warranty is expressed or implied as to suitability for continuing education credit in jurisdictions outside of South Carolina.
All course materials are evidence-based, with clearly defined learning objectives, references and citations, and post-course evaluations. Upon request a copy of this information will be given to you for your local licensure board. All online courses and live seminars contain course objectives, references and citations as a part of the course materials; however, it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for suitability for continuing education credit in jurisdictions outside of South Carolina. No warranty is expressed or implied as to approval regarding jurisdictions outside of South Carolina.