Suicide Assessment - DVD - 6 Hours (w/Home-study)

Describes suicide risk assessment including how to structure an assessment interview, understand risk level, and take appropriate actions based on risk level and best practice. Identifies important elements of appropriate documentation for risk assessment. Discusses treatment and management of suicidal risk including evidence-based treatments with data from the past four years, safety planning, and continuity of care. Discusses suicide among veterans, including population-specific data, risk/protective factors, and intervention strategies. Describes importance of sensitivity to the client population we are discussing and the role of lived experience of survivors. Describes the implications of content learned in this course for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health care professions.
$83.00

Part 1

  • Procedures, schedule overview, developer and trainer expertise
  • Local Data
  • Suicide risk assessment – The data, field of suicidology, and risk assessment
    • How to structure an assessment interview
    • How to understand the level of risk
  • Suicide risk assessment continued
    • Appropriate actions for different levels of risk
    • Documentation; HIPAA & info sharing; legal cases
  • Treatment/Management of Risk
    • Available evidence-based treatments
    • Safety planning strategies including engagement of supportive third parties and reducing access to lethal means; continuity of care

Part 2

  • Treatment and Management of Suicidal Risk
  • Suicide among veterans
    • Population-specific data
    • Population-specific risk and protective factors
    • Population-specific intervention strategies
  • Suicide Risk Patterns among Incarcerated
    • Specific Risk Patterns for Suicide among the Incarcerated
    • Applying Three Step Theory to Reduce Risk among Incarcerated
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Diagnosis
    • Suicide Risk Data
  • Harm mitigation
    • How to recognize and assess non-suicidal self-injury and other self-injurious behaviors and assess intent
    • Common means, lethality and impulsivity; screening for and limiting access to lethal means prevents suicide
    • Reduce risk of imminent harm & referrals
    • Suicide Postvention & reducing risk of suicide contagion

 

Learning Objectives

  1. describe suicide risk assessment including how to structure an assessment interview, understand risk level, and take appropriate actions based on risk level and best practice.
  2. identify important elements of appropriate documentation for risk assessment.
  3. discuss treatment and management of suicidal risk including evidence-based treatments with data from the past four years, safety planning, and continuity of care.
  4. discuss suicide among veterans, including population-specific data, risk/protective factors, and intervention strategies.
  5. describe importance of sensitivity to the client population we are discussing and the role of lived experience of survivors.
  6. describe the implications of content learned in this course for nursing, dentistry, mental health, and other health care professions.
Contact Hours: 6
More Information About This Course: Suicide Assessment Accreditation PDF
Instructor M. Howard, Ph.D.

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