Behavioral Health : Counselor: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention in Youth and Adults in California

54.00
Online
Mandatory
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About this Course: 

Release Date: January 1, 2021
Expiration Date: January 1, 2026


This basic-level course will cover the etiology and risk factors for suicidal behavior, outline important assessment, intervention and prevention programs, and inform effective mental health treatment to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy perspective on life. The course will review research and literature concerning the scope of the problem, identification of high-risk groups, evidence-based prevention, and programs for delivering care and mental health treatment.  

Course Objectives: 
1. Define terms related to suicide and suicidal behavior. 
2. Describe the prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts across the United States. 
3. Identify incidence and risk among different populations, including racial/ethnic groups, adolescents, older adults, veterans and the gender diverse. 
4. Identify incidence and risk among those with psychiatric diagnoses 
5. Identify key risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs in the etiology of suicide. 
6. Describe effective and efficient assessment of youth and adults who may be at-risk for suicide. 
7. Recognize essential components of decision-making and documentation with respect to suicide assessment and intervention. 
8. Explain approaches to intervention and safety planning to manage individuals exhibiting suicidal ideation and other risk factors for suicide. 
9. Review effective prevention and intervention programs for youth and adults at-risk for suicide. 

About the Author: 
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an associate professor and the director of clinical training in the clinical psychology Ph.D. 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, personality disorders, and eating disorders. He has written more than over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and he was named a “Rising Star” in 2015 by the Association for Psychological Science. Much of his work is aimed at understanding the emotional experiences related to suicidal behavior and self-injury, as well as the factors among different psychiatric disorders that increase risk for suicidal behavior, including eating disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Selby’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Selby is a licensed practitioner and has been trained extensively in major treatments for suicidal behavior and crisis intervention, including cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. More information about Dr. Selby’s research program can be found on the Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory at Rutgers website, www.edwardaselby.com.

Course Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
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Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention in Youth and Adults in California

54.00
About this Course: 

Release Date: January 1, 2021
Expiration Date: January 1, 2026


This basic-level course will cover the etiology and risk factors for suicidal behavior, outline important assessment, intervention and prevention programs, and inform effective mental health treatment to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy perspective on life. The course will review research and literature concerning the scope of the problem, identification of high-risk groups, evidence-based prevention, and programs for delivering care and mental health treatment.  

Course Objectives: 
1. Define terms related to suicide and suicidal behavior. 
2. Describe the prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts across the United States. 
3. Identify incidence and risk among different populations, including racial/ethnic groups, adolescents, older adults, veterans and the gender diverse. 
4. Identify incidence and risk among those with psychiatric diagnoses 
5. Identify key risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs in the etiology of suicide. 
6. Describe effective and efficient assessment of youth and adults who may be at-risk for suicide. 
7. Recognize essential components of decision-making and documentation with respect to suicide assessment and intervention. 
8. Explain approaches to intervention and safety planning to manage individuals exhibiting suicidal ideation and other risk factors for suicide. 
9. Review effective prevention and intervention programs for youth and adults at-risk for suicide. 

About the Author: 
Edward A. Selby, PhD, is an associate professor and the director of clinical training in the clinical psychology Ph.D. 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, personality disorders, and eating disorders. He has written more than over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and he was named a “Rising Star” in 2015 by the Association for Psychological Science. Much of his work is aimed at understanding the emotional experiences related to suicidal behavior and self-injury, as well as the factors among different psychiatric disorders that increase risk for suicidal behavior, including eating disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Selby’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Dr. Selby is a licensed practitioner and has been trained extensively in major treatments for suicidal behavior and crisis intervention, including cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based interventions. More information about Dr. Selby’s research program can be found on the Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory at Rutgers website, www.edwardaselby.com.

Course Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Elite Healthcare ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite Healthcare's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.