About Course #B4263
Release Date: December 19, 2017
Expiration Date: December 19, 2020
Suicide and suicidal behaviors affect individuals, families, and communities, and addressing youth suicide has become a public health imperative. This intermediate-level course provides essential information on the tools needed to assess youth for suicide risk and to engage in interventions with these youth across various settings. Suicide risk factors are discussed, including psychiatric diagnoses, family and social factors, sexual minority status (individuals self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), bullying, and demographic factors like age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
Participants will learn about assessment approaches and treatment planning. A decision-making tree and safety planning and documentation protocols are provided. The course reviews the use of psychopharmacology and of psychotherapies such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. Presentations of case vignettes illuminate key concepts for the various interventions. Special mention is given to clinicians who experience the loss of a patient to suicide. This course is designed for behavioral health specialists, including social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists.
Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1866 from 05/03/2018 to 05/03/2020. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 4
- Differentiate myths from facts related to youth suicide.
- Describe relevant terminology and theories of youth suicide.
- Describe risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors related to suicide in youth.
- Describe how to assess youth who may be at risk for suicide.
- Explain various interventions to manage youth experiencing suicidal ideation and other risk factors for suicide.
About the Author(s)
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Selby's extensive research and clinical experience has sought to improve our understanding and treatment of suicidal behavior, eating disorders, and personality disorders. He has written more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, many of which examine binge eating. In 2015, he was named a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science.
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- 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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