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Overview of Suicide Assessment and Treatment

Thursday, June 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

About This Course

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is an epidemic in the United States.  During the COVID 19 crisis, the rates of suicide decreased slightly but as the crisis has abated, suicide rates are increasing.  Everyone has been touched by suicide and anyone who is in a helping profession should be familiar with principles for working and talking with people who are suicidal.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the most recent data on suicide, including populations and means.
  2. List risk factors for suicidal behaviors.
  3. Explain protective factors against suicidal behaviors.
  4. Describe the core principles in talking with someone when they are suicidal.
  5. Discuss ways to restrict/reduce lethal means when someone is suicidal.
  6. Describe current treatments for suicidal behavior.

Intended Audience: 

This presentation is targeted to mental health workers and clinicians who work with clients experiencing suicidal ideation and/or have attempted suicide.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

Credit Statements:

6.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 General continuing education credits.

Please visit the DBHIDS Learning Hub for details and to register (free account registration is required).


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