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Course Overview

A comprehensive approach to suicide prevention should be viewed as a “three-legged stool” that incorporates these equally important components: prevention, intervention, and postvention. Unfortunately, postvention, the support and interventions offered after a suicide has occurred, has often been neglected in suicide prevention programs. Clinicians frequently receive little to no training in how to best support those exposed to suicide (Norton, 2015). Individuals who are exposed to suicide can experience grief reactions that are immeasurably complex, intense, and sometimes traumatic. While all types of death may leave survivors with a profound sense of loss, suicide differs in important respects from other types of losses (Jordan, 2020). Survivors of suicide loss may need support and interventions to help them heal, yet they often encounter barriers and stigma that prevent them from accessing needed support. Postvention is also prevention in the truest sense, in that it aims to identify individuals who may themselves be at increased risk from their exposure to suicide. This course will explain the ways that suicide loss differs from other types of losses. You will learn steps you can take to identify individuals whose suicide risk is elevated due to their exposure to a suicide. You will learn effective ways to communicate about suicide and how to avoid messaging that is incompatible with suicide prevention or that contributes to contagion. You will also learn approaches you can use to support those affected by or bereaved by suicide. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, social work, and psychology professionals in health and human services settings with skills for effectively intervening in the aftermath of a suicide.

About the Course Author

Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC, received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology degrees from UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern and the Director of Quality for Safety, Education and Implementation for the behavioral health service line at Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS). Dr. Roaten is an attending psychologist on the Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry team at Parkland Memorial Hospital where she supervises psychiatry and psychology trainees. She serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a member of multiple national committees related to patient care and safety, and has published numerous peer reviewed articles related to suicide risk assessment. Dr. Roaten leads the universal suicide screening program at PHHS in which more than 40,000 suicide screenings are completed per month. Dr. Roaten and her team members have been invited to speak locally and nationally about population health strategies for suicide prevention. Kimberly Roaten, Ph.D., CRC 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

    1.25HOURS

    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.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.25HOURS

    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

    1.25HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.25HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-R This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
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    1.25HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.25HOURS



    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 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.25HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

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

    1.25HOURS

    Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS


    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 1.0 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.
  • Association of Social Work Boards - New Jersey

    1.00HOURS

    This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #37 Course 3467 from 04/23/2021 - 04/23/2023. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 1.0.
    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

    1.25HOURS

    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 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.20HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.25HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.25HOURS

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

    1.25HOURS

    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 1.25 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.25HOURS

    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 1.25 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

    1.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.25HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

    1.25HOURS

    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    1.25HOURS

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

    1.25HOURS

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

    1.25HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.25HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.25HOURS

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

    1.25HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-BHC-0-PSTEP
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-11-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss at least 3 postvention strategies you can use when providing services to those directly affected by or bereaved by suicide.; Explain how suicide losses differ from other types of losses and the impact that suicide loss has on survivors.; List strategies you can use to mitigate the negative effects of exposure to suicide among vulnerable populations.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: How Suicide Impacts Suicide Loss Survivors
    The Impact of Suicide Loss
    Suicide Bereavement Differs From Other Losses
    The Impact of Choice
    The Impact of Preventability
    The Impact of Stigma
    The Impact of Trauma
    The Impact of Ambiguity
    The Impact of the Suicide Narrative
    The Impact of Added Stressors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Reducing the Impact of Exposure Through Effective Postvention
    What is Suicide Postvention?
    Goals and Approaches Used in Postvention
    Individuals At Risk: The Continuum Model of Exposure
    Supporting Individuals Exposed to Suicide
    Identifying Individuals At Risk
    Identifying Individuals At Risk Within Your Organization
    Reducing the Impact of Contagion
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Postvention Approaches for Those Directly Affected by Suicide
    Postvention Strategies for Those Affected By or Bereaved by Suicide
    Therapy with Suicide Loss Survivors
    More About Peer Support
    Respecting Variations Among Suicide Loss Survivors
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Beginner level Marriage and Family Therapists; Beginner level Professional Counselors; Beginner level Psychologists; Beginner 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.
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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.