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Course Overview

Veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life face a number of stressors and challenges. Suicide rates among U.S. veterans are 1.5 times higher than the rates of suicide among civilian adults in the U.S. (Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2019c). Unfortunately, numerous barriers, including stigma toward mental illness and equating help-seeking with “weakness,” prevent veterans from accessing needed treatment. More than 60% of U.S. veterans currently experiencing suicidal ideation are not engaged in mental health treatment (Nichter et al., 2020). As a behavioral health professional who supports veterans in their readjustment to civilian life, it is critical that you understand the unique challenges and needs of this population. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counselors, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and physicians in health and human services settings with skills for preventing suicide among veterans.

About the Course Author

Dr. Ross received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University at the San Diego campus. She completed pre-doctoral internships at Children's Hospital Chadwick Center for Children and Families where she provided psychotherapy to children who had experienced trauma. She also completed a pre-doctoral internship at Kaiser Permanente, which included diverse training in working with adults and children using evidence-based practices. Upon graduation, Dr. Ross worked for 4 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs conducting PTSD assessments and psychotherapy with military veterans and active duty service members. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Alvarado Parkway Institute providing inpatient and intensive outpatient interventions. For the last decade, she has worked in private practice treating various issues, with a focus on anxiety and mood disorders. She has worked as a subject matter expert with Relias since 2013. Bridgett Ross, PsyD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    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 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS


    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

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 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

    1.50HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.50HOURS


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

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: C7
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    1.50HOURS


    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.5 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Clinical supervision courses may only be used to satisfy CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-Approved Supervisors. They may not be used to meet the 30 hour requirement found in minn. Rule 5300.0160.
  • Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers/Marriage & Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    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 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based Online.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    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 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS


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

    Psychologists will receive 1.5 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

    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 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.50HOURS

    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 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS


    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 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapist Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by the North Dakota Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Board for 1.5 hours of CEU credit.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


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

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.50HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    1.50HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    1.50HOURS


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

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS


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

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

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

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-PSAV
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-02-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.; Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.; Explain how to screen and assess individuals to identify veterans at increased risk of suicide.; Identify the risk factors that relate to suicide among veterans.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Risk Factors Associated With Veteran Suicide
    Meet Sophie
    The Veteran Population
    Rates of Suicide Among Veterans
    Risk Factors Among Sub-Populations of Veterans
    Shared Risk Factors
    Behavioral Health Conditions and Suicide Risk
    Traumatic Brain Injuries and Suicide
    Chronic Pain and Suicide
    Polytrauma Clinical Triad
    Military Sexual Trauma and Suicide Risk
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: The Impact of Military Culture and Life
    Risk Factors Associated with Military Culture
    Mental Toughness
    Collectivism
    Self-Reliance
    Self-Sacrifice
    Fearlessness Toward Death
    Individual Variations and Military Culture
    Moral Injury
    The Challenges of Deployment
    Transition to Civilian Life and Suicide Risk
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Assessment and Intervention With At-Risk Veterans
    Underserved and At Risk
    Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way
    Using Standardized Screening Tools
    Comprehensive Assessment
    Risk Stratification
    Veteran-Specific Initiatives
    Safety Planning
    Lethal Means Counseling
    Firearm Deaths
    Reducing Access to Firearms
    Other Lethal Means
    Effective Communication
    Meet Brian
    Evidence-Based Treatments
    Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
    Medication Management and Suicide
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Introductory level Psychologists; 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.
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    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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  • 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.