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Suicide Interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations: A Systematic Review of Outcomes

About the Course

This course reviews the demonstrated efficacy of an identified set of 28 intervention studies selected from a much larger pool of unique citations dealing with American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Suicide. The authors concluded that the reviewed collection of studies were “methodologically innovative and suggest an overall benefit to the AI/AN communities”. It is further proposed that future studies dismantle their interventions into underlying processes, evaluate these processes using direct, standardized measures of suicidal behavior, and incentivize AI/AN recruitment into research trials outside of Indian Country.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Suicide Interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native Populations: A Systematic Review of Outcomes. created by Tony V Pham,MD, MSc-GH et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Oct 2021

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.

Tony V Pham,MD, MSc-GH

Tony V Pham,MD, MSc-GH completed the Duke Global Health Psychiatry Residency in 2020. He is currently continuing his training in a postdoctoral position at Harvard.  His focus in in the field of disaster mental health and he has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Anna Kawennison Fetter

Anna Kawennison Fetter is a doctoral student at Department of Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin, and holds a Master’s in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Anna’s research interests center on Native American and multiracial identity development and well-being and marginalized student experiences in higher education. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier

David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

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. Describe issues regarding the various methods used to explain the high incidence of suicide among American Indian/Alaskan Natives, including the sociocultural origins of suicide within Indian Country.
  2. Identify and describe assessment approaches and measures that contribute to compatible finding across studies examining suicide interventions for American Indian/Alaska Natives.
  3. Discuss significance findings with regard to future outcomes research on suicide interventions among American Indian/Alaskan Native populations.

Disclosure to Learners

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

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Course Number 103282
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