Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Injury among Military Members (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, LMFTs, and Counseling Psychologists
Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD
Content By: Chu, C., Hom, M. A., Stanley, I. H., Gai, A. R., Nock, M. K., Gutierrez, P. M., & Joiner, T. E. (2018). Non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A study of the explanatory roles of the interpersonal theory variables among military service members and veterans. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(1), 56-68.
Course Description: Military members and veterans experience significantly higher rates of self-injury and suicidal behaviors than the general population. Extant theories have attempted to explain the complex relationship between the two, and the researchers specifically identify theoretical constructs that link risk for suicide to history of non-suicidal self-injury. Other mental health problems, especially depression, are likely to contribute and might play a more important role than previously thought. Clinicians should consider the complex interplay between chronic mental health problems, non-suicidal self-injury, and suicide in military populations.
- Describe how non-suicidal self-injury and suicide are related
- Compare and contrast perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness as they relate to suicide ideation
- Synthesize the relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal ideation when considering the impact of depression
- Read and understand Non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal thoughts and behaviors: A study of the explanatory roles of the interpersonal theory variables among military service members and veterans
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Reflect on the rates and underlying factors of suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury in military members and veterans
- 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 the explanatory role of non-suicidal self-injury on suicide risk in the context of multiple mental health problems
|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|