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Overview of Suicide Prevention

 Suicide Prevention Initiative in New York State: “The Zero Suicide Model” – Archived Webinar (1 hr)

You will earn a certificate for viewing. This webinar does not provide continuing education credits.

Suicide prevention is a high priority in New York State.  The New York State Office of Mental Health has adopted and is implementing the “Zero Suicide Model,” a national initiative that incorporates new evidence-based practices to prevent suicide.  This webinar will describe the direction that suicide prevention efforts are taking in New York State, and provide an important introduction to this state-of-the art approach to suicide prevention. This one-hour webinar is intended for mental health providers as well as any individuals who are in the position to identify and intervene with individuals at risk for suicide. It will be conducted by Dr. Barbara Stanley, Director of the Suicide Prevention Training, Intervention and Evaluation program (SP-TIE) at the Center for Practice Innovations at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Dr. Jay Carruthers, Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health Suicide Prevention Office.  They will provide a comprehensive overview of the rationale for and components of the “Zero Suicide Model,” as well as certain details about specific initiatives that are being planned and conducted to implement this model. 

 Intervention and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior – Video (19 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing. In order to receive your certificate, you will need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey. This video does not provide continuing education credits. 

Suicidal behavior in the US has increasingly become a problem. Since the 1980s, the view of suicidal behavior has shifted from a symptom of a diagnosis to suicidality as a separate condition. This training will provide an overview of recognizing and treating suicidal behaviors. Myths that hinder treatment and methods to mitigate suicide risk are also reviewed. After viewing this video, you will better understand: the extent of the problem, types of suicidal behavior, approaches to understanding suicide, risk factors for suicide, how to intervene, and levels of intervention.


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  Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the C-SSRS ©2013 – Module (30 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASAC). In order to receive your certificate, you will need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey. 

The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) was developed to assist practitioners and others to better identify people at suicide risk. This module introduces the C-SSRS, discusses its importance, and provides information about its structure. In addition, the learner is provided with detailed instructions concerning the administration of the scale.

 Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment ©2016 – Module (45 min) 

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for CASAC only. In order to receive your certificate, you will need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey. 

The Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment training provides guidance and a framework for mental health providers to conduct a comprehensive assessment of suicidal risk that informs triage decisions and recommendations for effective prevention and intervention. The on-line module training consists of didactics, video interviews to illustrate the didactics, interactive testing of knowledge interspersed throughout the course, summary of case profile, evaluation. The didactics training reviews seven categories of risk factors, types of risk factors including longstanding chronic distal risk factors and more imminent, proximal risk factors and warning signs, as well as protective factors. The instructional aspects of the training include a framework for weighing risk factors and protective factors, with the use of a videotaped case to illustrate how to conduct the risk assessment interview to obtain information about and prioritize distal and proximal risk factors, warning signs and protective factors and developing a risk/protective factor profile. Instruction also includes how to utilize this profile to assign a level of risk to determine the most appropriate level of care. The case example also illustrates applying the risk profile and level to the development of a risk formulation that can aid in documentation. 

By the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn what a comprehensive suicide risk assessment is;
  2. Be familiar with how to conduct a comprehensive suicide risk assessment interview;
  3. Understand the 7 categories of risk factors and protective factors for suicide;
  4. Learn to distinguish between distal, proximal risk factors and warning signs for suicide;
  5. Learn how to develop a suicide risk profile;
  6. Learn how to use the suicide risk profile to determine appropriate suicide prevention intervention.


 Suicide Risk Assessment – Archived Webinar (1 hr 30 min) 

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and CASAC. In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will also need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

The Suicide Risk Assessment training provides guidance and a framework for mental health providers to conduct a comprehensive assessment of suicidal risk that informs triage decisions and recommendations for effective prevention and intervention.  The framework is designed to be utilized in conjunction with informed clinical judgment.  The webinar training is a one and a half hour training which consists of didactics, instruction, case vignette examples, and discussion.  The didactics training reviews seven categories of risk factors, types of risk factors including longstanding chronic distal risk factors and more imminent proximal risk factors and warning signs, as well as protective factors.  The instructional aspects of the training include a framework for weighing risk factors and protective factors, with the use of case vignettes to illustrate how to identify and prioritize distal and proximal risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors, and develop a risk/protective factor profile.  Instruction also includes how to utilize this profile to assign a level of risk to determine the most appropriate level of care.  The case vignettes also provide instruction and illustration of applying the risk profile and level to the development of a risk formulation that can aid in documentation.  The training concludes with a summary discussion of the training and how participants can begin to administer and utilize the intervention. 

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic components of a comprehensive risk assessment;
  2. Name the seven categories of risk factors used during a risk assessment;
  3. Distinguish between proximal risk factors, distal risk factors, and warning signs;
  4. Differentiate definitions of suicidal behavior;
  5. Assign a suicide risk level by using their knowledge of risk and protective factors as well as their clinical judgment when creating an individualized profile for a person;
  6. Use a determined risk level to inform triage decisions and level of intervention.

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  Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention ©2013 – Module (45 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASAC). In order to receive your certificate, you will need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey. 

This module teaches the learner about the Safety Planning intervention developed by Dr. Barbara Stanley and Dr. Gregory Brown. This intervention is designed to help individuals who struggle with suicidal urges and thoughts to manage them so that safety is maintained.


  Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention – Archived Webinar (1 hr 30 min) 

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and CASAC. In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will also need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

The Safety Planning Intervention is an evidence-based brief intervention for the prevention of suicide. The Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention – Archived Webinar is a 1½ hour course which consists of didactics, instruction, and discussion. The didactic training reviews the current state of suicide in New York State, the need for increased training among mental health providers in NYS in evidence-based suicide prevention strategies, and how safety planning fits into a comprehensive, multi-pronged suicide prevention approach. The instructional aspects of the training include a comprehensive overview of the six steps of developing a safety plan and the collaborative process of developing a safety plan with a suicidal patient, including approaches for engaging individuals in the process of safety planning, and identifying and overcoming obstacles. The course concludes with a summary discussion of the training content and how participants can begin to administer and utilize the intervention.

At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Understand the need for evidence based suicide prevention efforts and the rationale for the SPI as a brief intervention;
  2. Understand the situations and settings in which the SPI is indicated;
  3. Be able to conduct the 6 steps of safety planning with a suicidal individual;
  4. Be able to engage a suicidal individual into a collaborative safety planning process and encourage motivation to utilize the safety plan in the future;
  5. Feel ready to implement the SPI in their clinical setting.

 

  Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention: Challenges & Special Applications – Archived Webinar (1 hr 30 min) 

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and CASAC. In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will also need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

The Safety Planning Intervention is an evidence-based brief intervention for the prevention of suicide.  This webinar will be a follow-up to the previous introductory Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention webinar. This webinar will begin with a brief review of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) and how it fits into a comprehensive, multi-pronged suicide prevention approach. The webinar will then turn its focus to identifying and addressing typical challenges and obstacles faced in administering and utilizing this intervention. The training will identify system-wide and provider-specific challenges, as well as clinical challenges (e.g. client motivation) that are encountered in collaborating with patients to conduct this intervention. The training will incorporate clinical examples of obstacles encountered, and potential approaches to handling such challenges.

At the end of this training, participants will:

  1. Understand the need for evidence-based suicide prevention efforts and the rationale for the SPI as a brief intervention;
  2. Identify common barriers that may occur in implementation of the SPI with clients;
  3. Be able to discuss and identify potential solutions to these common barriers and challenges;
  4. Describe adaptations for different populations (e.g. adolescents, cognitively impaired). 

 Introduction to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention, Part 1 – Archived Webinar (1 hr 29 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing. This video does not provide continuing education credits.

 Introduction to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention, Part 2 – Archived Webinar (1 hr 22 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing. This video does not provide continuing education credits.

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Monitor

  Structured Follow-Up and Monitoring ©2015 – Module (45 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing, and continuing education credits are available for social workers and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselors (CASAC). In order to receive your certificate, you will need to pass a post-training knowledge check and complete a brief post-training survey. 

This training module demonstrates how to provide structured follow-up and monitoring for individuals after a crisis and it will describe how to maintain telephone contact with suicidal individuals during the time of transition from an emergency visit, increased suicide ideation, or for a suicide attempt. After completing this module, you will have the information you need to describe what follow-up and monitoring is and how it can help suicidal individuals, determine when to use this intervention, describe the typical procedure, identify barriers to getting treatment and select appropriate solutions, and identify additional resources.

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