About the Course
- Describe the importance of suicide and suicide prevention.
- Compare the data related to suicide in the world with the United States.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the etiology of suicide and methods of committing suicide.
- Identify the risks and screening programs for suicide.
- Describe an understanding of suicide risk assessment and related interventions.
- Identify and correctly assess populations at risk for suicide such as adolescents, veterans, and older adults.
- Describe the National Violent Reporting System and its importance in understanding the significance of suicide in the United States.
About the Author
Christopher Cronin, Ph.D.
Dr. Cronin received his BS in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Delaware. He completed his internship at the University of California, Davis in the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center in Sacramento. He also completed a Post-doctoral Certificate in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a MS in criminal justice at Saint Leo University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has held academic positions in Europe, Australia and the United States. He has practiced forensic psychology since 1991 conducting competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has conducted over 5000 court-ordered forensic evaluations in the Tampa Bay area. In addition to various journal articles, he is the editor of a textbook titled, Military Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed.) which was translated into Chinese, and author of the textbook, Forensic Psychology: An applied approach (2nd ed.).
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