CALM-Utah (Counseling on Access to Lethal Means- Utah)

Conversations about suicide can be uncomfortable. When the stakes are high, effectively engaging with a patient to encourage safety can be difficult. Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) will teach how to ask a suicidal client or patient about their access to lethal means, while working with the patient and families to reduce their access. CALM provides education on how to effectively communicate about means reduction in a supportive and engaging method. This allows the patient and family to engage in personal problem-solving and set acceptable goals to reduce access to lethal means while in a crisis. CALM gives the provider concrete tools and sample language to support this process and follow up care.


Learning Objectives

  1. Enhance knowledge of the impact of suicide in Utah and how reducing access to lethal means can impact mortality rates.
  2. Learn methods to incorporate evidence-based communication techniques to reduce access to lethal means for at-risk patients.
  3. Differentiate between more and less helpful language when discussing firearms with a patient or client.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Utah Medical Association through the joint providership of the UMA Foundation and the Youth Suicide Prevention Collaborative. The UMA Foundation is accredited by the Utah Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UMA Foundation designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is approved by the Utah Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 1 CEU credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through Utah Medical Association.

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