Loading...

Course Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Spring 2021 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.

This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits in Suicide Prevention by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. Auth. 3455

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, the tenth leading cause of death nationwide, and is the most preventable cause of death among adults.

Non-suicidal self-injury has increased dramatically in recent years among adolescents and young adults and is a significant risk factor for one or more serious suicide attempts.

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the major patterns and types of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior. Bio-psychosocial risk factors that increase the probability of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal actions, as well as protective factors which serve to reduce the likelihood of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behavior, will be reviewed.

Neuropsychiatric conditions in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5” (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association), that are associated with elevated rates of suicidal behavior, will be discussed.

Learn best practices for evaluation of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury including history taking, assessment of mental status, interviewing strategies, and psychological screening tests. The role of Emergency Services Departments within community mental health centers in New Hampshire, and other interventions for persons considered to be at elevated risk for self-harm will be clarified.

If time permits, discussion will also include circumstances which can trigger ethics complaints to licensing boards and/or malpractice suits against mental health clinicians in cases of attempted or completed suicide. Risk management strategies to address these outcomes will be outlined.

Instructors

Accrediting Associations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Loading...
Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide
Type
Seminar/Workshop
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition (includes lunch) non-credit $189.00 now or pay later
Section Fees
Instructors
Accrediting Associations
Required fields are indicated by .