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Responding to Suicidal Risk

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The course provides information regarding how to evaluate for the risk of suicide along with practical applications for reducing the risk of suicide. The course material also provides the professional with significant insight from professionals in the field of study. Scenarios are also provided as case examples for clear instruction.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Responding to Suicidal Risk created by Ken Pope, PhD, ABPP and Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP in 2011.


Ken Pope, PhD, ABPP & Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP

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Course Material Authors

Ken Pope, PhD, ABPP

Kenneth S. Pope is in independent practice as a licensed psychologist. He has chaired the Ethics Committees of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP

Melba J. T. Vasquez is a Psychologist in private practice. She served on the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Ethics Committee Task Force for the Revision of 1992 Ethics Code, and the APA Ethics Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility. She was the 2011 President-Elect of the APA.

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This basic to intermediate course is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and other mental health professionals likely to gain professionally from an increased understanding of the area of suicidal behavior.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify suicidal risk factors.

  2. Demonstrate examples of suicidal behaviors.

  3. Demonstrate ways to reduce suicidal risk.

  4. Clarify the methods for intervening with suicidal clients.

  5. Summarize knowledge of leading experts in the field.

  6. Learn common mistakes in treating suicidal clients.

Responding to Suicidal Risk

Responding to Suicidal Risk

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Course Retired
Course Number 102014
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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