Suicide Assessment, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Learn the essentials of suicide prevention in a 4-hour course for healthcare workers. Dive deep into risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment modalities for behavioral health professionals.

This course entails (4) continuing education hours for healthcare workers providing the behavioral health professional with an overview of suicide prevention, risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment modalities.

Target Audience

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Social Worker Intern, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Master Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, Master's Social Work, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Dual, Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Social Worker Assistant, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice, Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice, Licensed Graduate Social Worker, 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand which populations are at highest risk for suicidal behavior and be able to apply this knowledge to protect vulnerable patient groups
  2. Be able to list common intrinsic characteristics of patients most likely to exhibit suicidality
  3. Know major extrinsic risk factors shown to contribute to suicidal behavior
  4. Learn the interpersonal relationship theory of suicidality
  5. Review treatment modalities with tested efficacy
  6. Be able to explicate specific clinician behaviors and protocols that are proactive and protective in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings and behaviors which may prove negligent and harmful
  7. Understand how positive clinician behaviors establish a standard of care that promotes treatment success and guards against harm to patients and lawsuits
  8. Demonstrate the ability to apply information learned to clinical scenarios of patients at risk for suicide representative of practice situations common to the counseling profession
  9. Develop the capacity to apply the learning objectives in clinical settings ranging from the provision of everyday patient care to the role of clinical staff interfacing with at risk clientele.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 ANCC
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Available Credit

  • 4.00 ANCC


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