This course is geared to behavioral health practitioners, paraprofessionals and graduate students in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling whom at some point in their internships/fellowships and careers will be faced with an individual seeking services and either presenting with, or while in treatment disclosing suicidal ideation.
This course will explore the following:
1. Who might be at high risk? There will be a review of the prevalence of suicide in the USA in general and as it relates to different segments of the population, diagnostics and presentation.
2. When and how might we screen? A minimum of two screening tools (youth & adult) will be presented along with the pros and cons of their usage, and where in the intake and evaluation process they can be placed.
3. What is the clinical presentation? We will review signs that serve as prompts for further exploration.
4. What types of interventions are useful? Various modalities will be discussed.
5. Resources for clients/patients and family members.