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An Evidence-Based Approach to Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

September 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
Jennifer Hames, PhD

Location: Zoom Webinar
Cost: Registration with CE’s: $30
Community Rate: $15
Student Registration: $10

Suicide risk assessment is a critical tool for every clinician to have in their toolbox. While assessing and managing suicide risk can understandably cause trepidation at times for new and seasoned clinicians alike, one of the most effective ways clinicians can build this important competency and keep it fresh is to familiarize themselves with evidence-based suicide risk assessment and management techniques. In this training, you will learn what questions are critical to ask in a thorough suicide risk assessment and how to ask them to your clients in a way that will promote openness and sharing.  Information will also be presented on how to use an evidence-based framework to determine a client's risk level, and which clinical actions are important to take to mitigate risk based on a client's risk status. Finally, as telehealth has become more common since the onset of the pandemic, tips for conducting effective suicide risk assessment and management via telehealth will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:  After attending this webinar, attendees should be able to:

1)  Identify the critical questions to ask in an evidence-based suicide risk assessment and the empirical
rationale for why each question is important
2)  Classify a client’s level of suicide risk based on Joiner et al. (1999)/Chu et al. (2015)
3)  Identify the indicated clinical actions to take based on a client’s risk status
4)  Describe factors that are important to consider when conducting suicide risk assessment via telehealth

2.0 CE’s available for licensed social workers, addictions counselors, professional counselors, psychologists,
addictions counselors in the state of Indiana.