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Suicidal Adult Assessment Protocol-SAAP

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This course provides professionals with the research, rationale, manual instructions, guidelines, the actual instrument (SAAP) with scoring instructions, and risk appraisal guide for understanding and using this Suicidal Adult Assessment Protocol for adults ages 25-64.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Suicidal Adult Assessment Protocol-SAAP created by Dr. William J. Fremouw, Robert Musick, MSW, Julia M. Strunk, MS, and Elizabeth A. Tyner, M.S.

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Course Material Authors

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Dr. William J. Fremouw
William J. Fremouw, Ph.D., earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1974. He completed an internship at University of Rochester Medical School and joined the faculty of West Virginia University in 1975. Dr. Fremouw has been Chairman of the Department of Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and is now the Director of the Quin Curtis Psychological Services Center. As a Full Professor, Dr. Fremouw teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Psychopathology, Legal Issues, Forensic Psychology and Ethical Issues. He has published over 80 research articles, chapters in books and professional periodicals on suicide, PTSD, and malingering. Dr. Fremouw is a Diplomate from American Board of Professional Psychology in Forensic Psychology. He is only one of 300 Diplomates in Forensic Psychology in the United States and only one of two in West Virginia. He has been qualified to testify in Federal, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio courts. He conducts forensic evaluations in the following areas:
Robert Musick, MSW
Mr. Musick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and professional that has worked on diverse research and test construction projects with Dr. Fremouw, and is active in the community as an administrator.
Julia M. Strunk, MS
Ms. Strunk holds a Masters Degree and has worked with Dr. Fremouw and colleagues on diverse research and test construction projects.
Elizabeth A. Tyner, M.S.
Ms. Tyner, M.S. holds a Masters Degree and has worked with Dr. Fremouw and colleagues on diverse research and test construction projects.

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about test instruments; namely, suicide assessment. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to differentiate low, medium, high, and extreme risk for suicide via the SAAP.
  2. Upon completion of this course participants will understand the rationale for using the SAAP and demonstrate competence of its use.


Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems, LLC is an independent provider of continuing medical education. CE Learning Systems, LLC has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, CE Learning Systems, LLC is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest).

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and
  2. any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion

CE Learning Systems, LLC has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.

The planners have reported the following: There are no relevant disclosures.

Course Material Authors

The authors have disclosed any disclosures within the material.

Course Creator: Ryan Gibson, CADC #123456
There are no relevant disclosures.
Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 102158
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