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Effective Suicide Risk Assessment and Beyond

About the Course:

This is a six module course that covers the stages of crisis to postvention. The material will include: how to identify a crisis, conduct a suicide assessment, document your sessions, reduce lethal means and will end with a discussion of vicarious trauma and self care.

**This course is based on the recorded webinar, Effective Suicide Risk Assessment and Beyond created by Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW in 2019.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Aug 2019

Course Material Author

Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW

Norine Vander Hooven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California since 1989. Her practice focuses on trauma, anxiety, and suicidal clients. Norine has been involved in Suicide Prevention on a national level for 7 years. As a part of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), she has been the ​Chair of the Youth Suicide Prevention Committee (2017-2020). She is also a member of the Communications committee and the Social Media Committee for AAS. Norine has provided trainings on suicide prevention and risk assessment to therapists, school counselors, parents, students, and as a guest presenter at Oxnard College and Pepperdine University. Norine was also the Clinical Supervisor for the Children’s Intensive Response Team in Ventura County from 2011-2016. She is Certified in EMDR therapy, and is an EMDR Approved Consultant.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify a crisis and what can lead up to a crisis

  2. Formulate and conduct a thorough intake and suicide risk assessment

  3. Identify 3 types of lethal means

  4. List two symptoms of compassion fatigue.

Course Materials

This course is comprised of six videos, each about an hour long. Use the preview button to view the introduction.

Purchase Materials

This material is available to purchase for $89. This course material is published by Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW. For your convenience, has partnered with Norine Vander Hooven, LCSW to make it available for purchase right here.


Module 1 Video

Module 2 Video

Module 3 Video

Module 4 Video

Module 5 Video

Module 6 Course

Module 1 Let's Talk about Suicide

Module 1 Safety Plan

Module 2 - Additional material 1

Leah Harris talking about Lived Experience

Module 2 - Additional material 2

Dese’rae Stage – Live Through This

Module 2 - Comprehensive Exam and Assessment

Module 2 - Suicide Rating Scale Template

Module 2 SAFE-T handout

Module 3 - PHQ-9 Assessment

Module 3 C-SSRS Screener

Module 3 - Suicide Risk Assessment

Module 3 - ISAS

Module 3 - Columbia Protocol Website

Module 5 - The Gun Shop Project Video

Module 5 - Interview with Dr. Michael Anestis with Rocky Mountain MIRECC

Module 6 ProQOL 5

Module 6 - Self Care in 10 Minutes

Module 6 - Warning Signs Exercise

Mosule 6- Questions About Compassion Fatigue

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Course Number 103090
6 credit hours
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Materials Cost: $89.00

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