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Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Glenn Stone, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): Thomas E. Joiner Jr., PhD
Item#: N1248
1 Course Book (30 pages)

Identifying and Assessing Suicide Risk in Adults

Price $19.95
Item # N1248
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

Many mental health professionals have concerns about the possibility of a client completing suicide over the course of treatment. This course examines different methods for assessing suicide danger in adult clients including the protocols and models set forth by Jacobs Rudd Joiner and Shea. Varied approaches to intervention are discussed as are the findings of studies on the range of clinicians' reactions to client suicides. Clinical decision making concerns and examples of documentation are presented. 

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through July 19, 2017.

West Virginia – This course fulfills your requirement for 2-hours related to mental health conditions common to veterans. 

Course Objectives
  • Define suicide and suicide-related behaviors.
  • Discuss various risk factors to assess for when working with adult clients who are suicidal.
  • Identify the common elements concepts and skills of intervening with adult clients who are suicidal.
  • Explain the process for clinical decision making and documentation with adult clients who are suicidal.
Glenn Stone, PhD, MSW, is a professor and chairperson of the social work department at Ball State University Muncie IN. He previously taught in social work programs at the School of Social Work University of Windsor Ontario Canada East Carolina University in Greenville NC Miami University in Oxford OH and Indiana University in Bloomington IN. Dr. Stone was Principal Investigator for the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative Grant (2007-2008) and the Indiana Fatherhood Initiative Contract (1999-2001.) He is the author of several articles on the topic of divorce adjustment and coauthor of a book on nonresidential fathers entitled Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers. Dr. Stone has also been involved in a training project in Hong Kong to increase the knowledge an skills of social workers dealing with families undergoing divorce. He has 15 years of direct social work practice working with clients experiencing suicidal behaviors.
Thomas E. Joiner Jr., PhD, received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Distinguished Research Professor and The Bright-Burton Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University, Tallahassee. Dr. Joiner's work focuses on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. The author of more than 385 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Fellowship, for his work on suicidal behavior in clients. He has received numerous awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the Shneidman Award for excellence in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, and research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various foundations. He is editor of the American Psychological Association’s Clinician's Research Digest, editor of the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, and incoming editor-in-chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. He has authored or edited more than 15 books.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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