This course will review risk and protective factors for suicide including discussing populations at high risk for suicide. Risk factors specific to clients engaged in behavioral health treatment services will receive special attention. Assessment skills for determining overall risk versus imminent risk for suicide will be presented. Participants will learn to recognize potential risk signs and signals, as well as access clinical and natural referral resources to promote recovery. Safety planning and other clinical interventions to reduce risk will also be discussed. Opportunities will be provided for interactive discussions, small group dialog, role plays and skills practice.
This training meets Washington State requirements for 6 hours of training for behavioral health clinicians.
Participants will be emailed a certificate for six (6) hours by the close of the training week. Certificates will NOT be mailed.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email email@example.com for specific information.