Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention > Introduction


Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
6 CE Credits/Contact Hourse
Price: $30



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CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 6 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 6 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 6 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

Suicide has become an ever-increasing issue throughout the world. This course combines multiple resources to provide an understanding of the scope the problem presents, including identifying high risk populations. Skills and tools are provided to assess and intervene for suicide prevention.

This is an online, reading-based, non-interactive, self-paced and asynchronous course.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.


CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Define the words commonly used and associated with suicide.
  • Discuss the warning signs of Suicide and how to respond to such.
  • Apply the GATE as a Four-Step Process for Identifying and Responding to Suicidality
  • Identify the psychological characteristics associated with Suicide
  • Explain the Risk Factors and Protective Factors of Suicide
  • Assess and provide psychological services and therapies available for people that need help about suicide.
  • Distinguish between typical myths and misconceptions versus knowledge and facts about Suicide.
  • Recognize and integrate into treatment the proven trainings that are changing the impact of Suicide.
  • Summarize the different types of Suicidal Thought and Behaviors
  • Demonstrate an awareness of high-risk cultures/populations

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: Intermediate
Chapter 1: Warning Signs of Suicide
Chapter 2. Types of Suicidal Thought and Behaviors
Chapter 3: Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices
Chapter 4. Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers
Chapter 5: National suicide prevention strategies: progress, examples and indicators
Chapter 6: Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Created October 2020


Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention > Introduction
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