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Course Overview

Despite concerted efforts among healthcare providers to identify individuals at risk of suicide, it remains a leading cause of death in the U.S. Among all age groups, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and it is the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34. There has been a steady increase in suicide rates. The rate in the U.S. increased by about 1% per year between 1999-2006. However, from 2006 to the present, the rate has increased by 2% per year (Hedegaard et al., 2020). To see any measurable reductions in the rate of suicide, it is critical to identify and intervene with those who are at increased risk. This course will provide you with information about the numerous risk and protective factors of suicide. You will learn effective screening approaches you can use to identify elevated risk. You will also learn how to follow a positive screening with an in-depth clinical assessment, including several different models you can use to guide your assessment. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with skills to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide.

About the Course Author

Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (49 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 2.0 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    2.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    2.00HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 2.0 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    2.00HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    2.00HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    2.00HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    2.00HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

    Content Area: C7
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    2.00HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    2.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 General continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    2.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3370 from 01/29/2021 to 01/29/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): General Social Work Practice 2.0.
    New Jersey social workers not pleased with a grievance resolution provided by Relias Learning, LLC may appeal to the approving entity or their jurisdictional board.
    Course Delivery Method and Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning Reading-Based Online
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 2.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 2.0 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    2.00HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.0 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    2.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    2.00HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    2.00HOURS

    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    2.00HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    2.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 2.0 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    2.00HOURS


    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    2.00HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    2.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)

    Physicians will receive 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    2.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    2.00HOURS

    N/A
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • North Dakota Board of Nursing

    2.00HOURS


    North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-BPSSA
  • Hours:

    2.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-08-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Explain how to effectively screen to identify individuals at risk of suicide.; Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.; Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Risk and Protective Factors
    Recent Data on Suicide
    What Do We Mean by Risk Factors?
    Risk Factors Vs. Warning Signs
    Previous Suicide Attempt
    Mental Health Conditions and Suicide
    Quick Check
    Substance-Use Disorders
    Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI)
    Care Transitions and Suicide Risk
    Medical Conditions and Suicide
    Social and Environmental Risk Factors
    Group Risk Factors
    Protective Factors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Screening for Suicidality
    Screening and Risk Assessment
    Screening Vs. Assessment
    Screening Questions
    Effective Screening Questions
    Next Steps
    Additional Important Communication Tips
    Quick Check
    Using Standardized Screening Instruments
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Assessment of Suicide Risk
    Suicide Assessment Basics
    Knowing the Purpose of Your Assessment
    Adapting Risk Assessment for Culturally Diverse Groups
    Joiner’s Model of Risk Assessment
    Applying Joiner’s Theory to Guide Risk Assessment
    The SAFE-T Model
    Assessing Risk With the C-SSRS
    Helpful Questions to Ask
    Review
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.