Working with Suicidal Clients (3 CE)
Title: Working with Suicidal Clients
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This course is for: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW in conjunction with Kristen Wilkinson, Psy.D.
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Gerry Grossman, MA, LMFT, Melanie Haro, MA, LMFT, Kristen Hudson, MA, LMFT, Nancy Klein, MA, LMFT, Chuck Moshontz, MA, LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D, LMFT.
In the United States, more than 30,000 deaths occur each year because of suicide. Each day, approximately 86 Americans will die by suicide. Suicide is now the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S., which is greater than the rate of death by homicide or AIDS-related deaths. This course will explore suicide risk that is associated with mental disorders, ethnic populations, and with regard to age (e.g., elders, children, adolescents and college-age adults). This presentation provides therapists techniques for developing suicide assessment protocols and treatment interventions, and in treating suicidal behaviors using a Dialectical Behavior Therapy model.
- Identify mental disorders commonly associated with high suicide risk.
- Identify cultural and age group characteristics that may increase suicide risk.
- Provides the techniques for suicide assessment and treatment protocols.
- Integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts and interventions into suicide treatment.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.