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Suicide Assessment, Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Activity Overview

This course entails (4) continuing education hours for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Counselors and Mental Health Counselors, providing the behavioral health professional with an overview of suicide prevention, risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment modalities.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand which populations are at highest risk for suicidal behavior and be able to apply this knowledge to protect vulnerable patient groups
  2. Be able to list common intrinsic characteristics of patients most likely to exhibit suicidality
  3. Know major extrinsic risk factors shown to contribute to suicidal behavior
  4. Learn the interpersonal relationship theory of suicidality
  5. Review treatment modalities with tested efficacy
  6. Be able to explicate specific clinician behaviors and protocols that are proactive and protective in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings and behaviors which may prove negligent and harmful
  7. Understand how positive clinician behaviors establish a standard of care that promotes treatment success and guards against harm to patients and lawsuits
  8. Demonstrate the ability to apply information learned to clinical scenarios of patients at risk for suicide representative of practice situations common to the counseling profession
  9. Develop the capacity to apply the learning objectives in clinical settings ranging from the provision of everyday patient care to the role of clinical staff interfacing with at risk clientele

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



4.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Mental Health Professionals

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-634769


Dana Trexler, LSW



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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