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Suicide Treatments

About the Course:

Suicide is reaching epidemic proportions, with over 44,000 deaths by suicide in the US, and 800,000 worldwide in 2015. This, despite research and development of evidence-based interventions that target suicidal behavior directly. Suicide prevention efforts need a comprehensive approach, and research into its psychology must lead to effective implementation across public and mental health systems. These two articles review the data available and make recommendations to address this concern.

This course is based on the article, Suicide-Specific Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Suicidal Crisis: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness created by Sara D. Khangura, MPH, et al. in 2018 and on the article, The Zero Suicide Model: Applying Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Practices to Clinical Care created by Beth S. Brodsky, PhD. et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

May 28, 2018 and February 23, 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Sara D. Khangura, MPH
Sara is a clinical epidemiological researcher with the Canadian Medical Protective Association. She has more than 15 years of experience with research that improves health outcomes and has developed an expertise in methods for evidence synthesis and dissemination.
Beth S. Brodsky, PhD.
Beth S. Brodsky, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University, and a research scientist in the Silvio O. Conte Center for the Neurobiology of Mental Disorders, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology. Her areas of expertise include research and psychotherapeutic treatment of self-destructive behavior in borderline personality disorder (BPD). She has published numerous articles and chapters on the topics of suicidal risk and treatment of suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the risk factors associated with suicide and NSSI.
  2. Acknowledge available tools to screen for suicide risk.
  3. Apply evidence based treatment programs, protocols and intiatives.

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Course Number 102439
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