Addressing Suicide Ideation Among Soldiers (1 CE)
Number of credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, LMFTs, and Counselors
Course By: Rachel Schoor, PhD
Course Content: Jobes, D. A., Comtois, K. A., Gutierrez, P. M., Brenner, L. A., Huh, D., Chalker, S. A., ... & Crow, B. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality versus enhanced care as usual with suicidal soldiers. Psychiatry, 80(4), 339-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/00332747.2017.1354607
Course Description: Researchers completed a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) to the use of the Enhanced Care as Usual (E-CAU) for U.S. army soldier outpatients with significant suicide ideation. Outcomes measured included suicide ideation (SI), suicide attempts (SA), and secondary behavioral health and healthcare utilization markers. Soldiers in both groups showed improvements on all primary and secondary measures of suicide ideation. However, compared to E-CAU participants, CAMS participants were significantly less likely to have suicidal thoughts three months post treatment. No further group differences were observed.
- Identify the main purpose of the study and the methods related to the assessment and treatment of suicidality among soldiers
- Interpret the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
- Determine the study’s strengths, limitations, and implications
- Read and understand A randomized controlled trial of the collaborative assessment and management of suicidality versus enhanced care as usual with suicidal soldiers
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to the assessment and treatment of suicidality among soldiers
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand how the CAMS and E-CAU interventions reduce suicide ideation among soldiers.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|