Evidence-Based Suicide Assessment (1.5-hr)

Evidence-Based Suicide Assessment (1.5-hr)


Suicide affects all ages, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic status and rates of attempts and completions are on the rise.  Health care providers have an obligation to improve their ability to assess individuals for suicide risk utilizing evidence-based practices to know how to manage, treat, and/or refer for services.  


Learning Objectives:

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to... 

1. Illustrate effective use of multiple versions of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) 

2. Describe triage steps based on client’s assessed risk level


Learning Level: 



Target Audience: 

This training is designed for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists, addiction counselors, case managers, nurses, and other health care professionals.


Continuing Education: 

To obtain the certificate of completion for the 1.5 hours associated with this online recorded program, the participant will need to purchase the online training, view the entire video, review the provided resources and documents then email a completed post-test and optional evaluation to support@ipa-kc.com.  Participants passing the post-test with a minimum score of 70% will receive a certificate of completion.  


Each program offered designates the number of clock hours.  Be sure to check with your professional board as they will specify how many CE/CEU hours are equal to one clock hour (e.g., 1 CEU = 50 minutes). 


The content of this event may meet requirements for continuing education for most national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Be sure to print the event description and submit with your certificate of attendance to your professional board for consideration.  For rules governing continuing education, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.


Suicide Prevention Training Requirement - "HB 1719 was passed during the 2018 legislative session and signed into law. The bill included language that amended section 337.718.1 RSMo requiring certain health care professionals to complete at least two hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training, as a condition of initial licensure and subsequent to the renewal of the license. The provision goes into effective August 28, 2018." Missouri Division of Professional Registration.  This law applies to professional counselors, bachelor's and master's level social workers, marital and family therapists, psychologists (initial licensure only), and other health care providers.  Contact your professional organization for details on your specific licensure.  

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