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

 You will earn a certificate for viewing. This training does not offer 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 of 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 need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion. This training does not offer 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.

 Suicide Prevention for Healthcare Workers – Module (20 min)

 You will earn a certificate for viewing. This training does not offer continuing education credits.

Suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S., and everyone can play a role in preventing suicide. This brief training module illustrates how you or anyone, even with no formal mental health care training, can learn how to recognize and engage effectively with individuals at risk for suicide, and to help connect them with professional help or additional support.

 Optimizing Clinical Care for Suicidal Individuals – Module (1 hr)

 Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC, CME
You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

A one-hour interactive course, this self-instructional video presents guidelines on assessment, intervention and monitoring of suicidal patients through demonstration of a therapy session with a suicidal patient and didactic commentary on the clinical strategies illustrated. The module begins by addressing the anxiety that often surrounds managing suicidal patients; emphasizing, through a clinician’s testimonial, that the anxiety often emanates from uncertainty about what to do once a patient’s suicide risk emerges. The module suggests a mindset and approach with which to prevent this anxiety from intruding on the work, the 3Cs: calm, concern and collaboration. Through the case example, the module highlights a clinician’s use of the 3Cs and didactic narration offers tips for using them. Harkening back to the case example, the module goes on to introduce the Assess, Intervene and Monitor model for suicide prevention. Case demonstration and narrative commentary alternate to explain the use of each evidence based technique the model encompasses. Throughout the module, prompts, knowledge checks, auditory and visual communication styles are used to make the ideas presented clear, learnable and engaging.

Assess, Intervene, and Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP): Introduction a Suicide-Safer Care Pathways for Clients at Elevated Risk – Video (1 hr 25 min)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC, CME
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

The Assess, Intervene, & Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP) training will describe the components of suicide-safer care for all outpatient clients and introduce a suicide-safer care pathway for clients at elevated suicide risk. The training consists of didactics and case vignette examples. Didactics will review the rationale for suicide-safer care, as well as all components of the AIM-SP model. The Assessment section includes instruction on screening, how to use the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS), and guidelines for comprehensive risk assessment, clinical formulation, and triage, including level of care determinations and who should receive enhanced interventions on the Suicide-Safer Care Pathway. The Intervention section will include both brief interventions to enhance safety and ongoing interventions. Brief interventions include the safety planning intervention, psychoeducation, teaching coping and distress tolerance skills, and restricting access to lethal means. Discussion of ongoing interventions will include guidance on how clinicians can apply evidence-based and best practices for suicide prevention to everyday clinical care, including targeting suicidal thoughts and behavior directly, on-going assessment and monitoring of suicidal ideation and behaviors, review and revision of safety plans, increasing protective factors, and reducing risk factors. The Monitoring section will include a review of how to monitor clients at elevated suicidal risk to ensure safety and maintain continuity of care between sessions, after missed appointments, and during care transitions. Guidance on documentation, consultation, and other clinical concerns while providing suicide-safer care in outpatient settings will be discussed.

 Adaptations to the Assess, Intervene, and Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP) Model of Suicide-Safer Care
 for Children and Adolescents
 
– Video (1 hr 30 min)

 Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This training is a follow-up to the Assess, Intervene, & Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP): Introducing a Suicide-Safer Care Pathway for Clients at Elevated Risk training, which describes the components of suicide-safer care for all outpatient clients and introduces a suicide-safer care pathway for clients at elevated suicide risk. In this training, we will describe developmentally appropriate adaptations to the AIM-SP model of suicide-safer care, to be used when working with child and adolescent clients and their families.


 New Yorkers Advancing Suicide-Safer Care Initiative – Video (1 hr)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC, CME
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This course introduces learners to the “New Yorker’s Advancing Suicide Safer Care” (NYASSC) initiative, a suicide prevention project to be implemented in behavioral health systems across New York State. This initiative introduces “Aiming for Zero” using the Assess Intervene and Monitor (AIM) model for applying best practices for suicide prevention in participating CPEP, inpatient and outpatient settings. The AIM model includes standardized screening, risk assessment, universal precautions, brief interventions and structured follow-up monitoring providers treating individuals at risk of suicide. The model will establish a standardized language to be employed by professionals involved in every level of a suicidal individual’s care. Three “AIM for Zero” suicide safer care protocols will be presented, each modified to meet the differing needs of CPEP, inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

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 Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) – Module (30 min)

 Continuing education credits: CASAC, CME
If you are a social worker or licensed mental health counselor and would like to receive continuing education credits, please consider taking the Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment combined course. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

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 – Module (45 min)

Continuing education credits: CASAC, CME
If you are a social worker or licensed mental health counselor and would like to receive continuing education credits, please consider taking the Foundations of Suicide Management: Combined Course in Risk Assessment and Safety Planning or Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment combined course. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and 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 online module training is a half hour training which 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 7 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. 

 

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

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and 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 7 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 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 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.

 

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

Continuing education credits: CASAC, CME
If you are a social worker or licensed mental health counselor and would like to receive continuing education credits, please consider taking the Foundations of Suicide Management: Combined Course in Risk Assessment and Safety Planning or Intervention and Monitoring with Suicidal Individuals combined course. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

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)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

The Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention is an evidence-based brief intervention for the prevention of suicide. The course is a one-and-a-half-hour training, which consists of didactics, instruction, video training and discussion. The didactics 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 6 steps of developing a safety plan, and in the collaborative process of developing a safety plan with a suicidal patient, including approaches for engaging individuals in the process of safety planning, identifying and overcoming obstacles. The training concludes with a summary discussion of the training and how participants can begin to administer and utilize the intervention.

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

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and 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.

 Introduction to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CT-SP): Part 1 – Archived Webinar (1 hr 29 min)

You will earn a certificate for viewing. This training does not offer continuing education credits.

This intervention-oriented webinar introduces clinicians to the Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CT-SP) approach to assessment and stabilization of suicidal clients. Facilitated by CT-SP’s co-developer (Dr. Gregory Brown) and his colleagues, this introduction acknowledges the challenges of enhancing suicidal clients' safety and demonstrates evidence-based strategies for doing so. In addition to didactics centered around realistic clinical scenarios, this archived webinar instructs through role plays and recorded chats with clinicians watching in real-time. An approach that teaches concrete, adaptable techniques for treating suicidal clients, this treatment also offers a collaborative, client-centered framework from which to build a constructive alliance.

 Introduction to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CT-SP): Part 2 – Archived Webinar (1 hr 22 min)

 You will earn a certificate for viewing. This training does not offer continuing education credits.

The second part of this introduction to Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention (CT-SP) teaches clinicians a range of cognitive and behavioral interventions with which to reduce clients' suicidality and prevent future crises. To do so, it outlines (with reproducible worksheets and recommended hierarchies) strategies with which clients can curb suicidal thoughts and behaviors, as well as problem solve around the activating events and cognitions which trigger them. Finally, this training instructs clinicians in guiding clients through relapse prevention tasks which enable clients to consolidate suicide prevention skills learned in this therapy and clinicians to assess clients' abilities to cope with suicidality on their own.

 Functional Analysis of Suicidal Behavior: A Clinical Intervention for Suicide Prevention – Archived Webinar (1 hr 30 min)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This 90-minute webinar will familiarize participants with the application of the CBT clinical intervention “Functional Analysis” to the reduction and prevention of suicidal ideation, urges and behaviors. The webinar will review, through didactic presentation, and will illustrate, through the use of a clinical vignette: 1) what is a functional analysis, 2) how the functional analysis can enhance clinical suicide prevention intervention, 3) what the functions of suicidal behavior are, 4) how behavioral theory helps us understand the functions and triggers of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, 5) specific steps for conducting a functional analysis of suicidal behavior, 6) how to use the functional analysis to problem solve and enhance treatment engagement.

 Suicide Prevention in First Episode Psychosis: A Two-Part Series – Archived Webinars (2 hr)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

First episode psychosis is a term typically used to describe individuals early in the course of non-affective psychotic illness (usually within two years), and generally refers to the young adult population (ages 16-30). Individuals with first episode psychosis are at heightened risk for suicide compared to others in their age group. This webinar will begin by providing background on the significant risk of suicide and suicide attempts in this population. It will then cover the unique risk factors for suicide in individuals with first episode psychosis. With these risk factors in mind, the importance of ongoing risk assessment will be emphasized, with instruction on how to conduct a structured risk assessment in this population. The second webinar will then provide instruction on management and intervention of suicidal ideation in individuals with first episode psychosis. The Safety Planning Intervention (SPI), an evidenced-based intervention for suicide prevention, will be reviewed. The webinar will then discuss ways that the SPI can be modified and used for individuals with first episode psychosis. The webinar will also review other interventions, including the importance of family support, and medications. Finally, the webinar will cover ongoing follow-up and monitoring of suicidal ideation in the setting of heightened risk or crisis. Clinical vignettes will be used throughout to reinforce didactic points. The framework of this webinar is designed to be used in conjunction with informed clinical judgement.

 Problem Solving Strategies for Suicidal Clients – Archived Webinar (1 hr)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This hour-long webinar introduces clinicians to a short-term intervention for suicide prevention: problem solving therapy’s I.T.C.H. model. Through didactics, case examples and detailed role plays, this webinar demonstrates the clinical applications of problem solving therapy for working with individuals at risk of suicide. Problem solving therapy sees suicidal behavior as a form of negative problem solving that can be replaced with more positive, effective forms of problem solving. The model of problem solving presented, the I. T. C. H. model, encompasses four stages: Identifying a problem; Thinking of solutions; Choosing a solution; and How well did it go? (Evaluation). After introducing the I.T.C.H. model through a clinical vignette, the webinar goes on to illustrate common challenges and solutions to each phase of problem solving with suicidal individuals. This model is adaptable to a range of clinical settings, modalities and patient populations. It also incorporates evidence based practices for suicide prevention by aiming to enhance suicidal clients’ efficacy at controlling suicidal urges, relying on client-clinician collaboration and offering a model that is straightforward to teach, learn and apply.

 Means Reduction Counseling for Suicidal Individuals - Module (1 hr)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC, CME
You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This module demonstrates the importance of and shows clinicians techniques for collaborating with their suicidal client to reduce their access to the methods they are likely to use in a suicide attempt. The aim of this course is to provide clinicians with strategies for implementing means reduction counseling and to understand its importance as part of overall safety planning for suicidal individuals.

 COMING SOON: Treatment Engagement and Motivational Enhancement with Suicidal Individuals – 
 Archived Webinar (2 hr)

Continuing education credits: TBD
In order to view the recording, you will need to complete a brief pre-training survey (<5 min). You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This training discusses common reasons for suicidal clients to disengage treatment, provides different clinical strategies to enhance client motivation and treatment attendance, and sheds light on clinician-related obstacles to client motivation. Hopelessness, ambivalence, aspects of treatment being in conflict with their reasons to live or view of themselves, and suicide as a problem-solving strategy are some identified barriers for disengagement. In addition, social stigma, logistical, socio-economic and/or interpersonal barriers can also interfere with regular treatment attendance. Lastly, it provides case-based examples and insights to overcome these barriers. With these steps this training aims to improve treatment engagement and enhance motivation with suicidal clients.

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 Structured Follow-Up and Monitoring for Suicidal Individuals – Module (30 min)

Continuing education credits: CASAC, CME
If you are a social worker or licensed mental health counselor and would like to receive continuing education credits, please consider taking the Intervention and Monitoring with Suicidal Individuals combined course. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

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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 Foundations of Suicide Management: Combined Course in Risk Assessment and Safety Planning – 
 Module Combined Curriculum (1 hr 30 min)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
This combined curriculum is not approved for CMEs for medical professionals. If you would like to receive CMEs, please print certificates for the individual modules rather than the combined curriculum. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion.

This curriculum combines our Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention modules into one foundational training. The curriculum’s first course, Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment (30min) teaches learners to elicit client risk factors, assign risk levels, and make appropriate triage determinations. The course employs didactics, clinical vignettes, interactive knowledge testing, a summary of a case profile and evaluation. In the curriculum’s second course, Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention (45 min), the safety plan’s co-creator, Dr. Barbra Stanley, provides a comprehensive overview of the brief, evidence-based intervention for suicide prevention, including the six steps to developing a safety plan with a suicidal client and approaches to client engagement and problem-solving. This curriculum aims to enhance clinical knowledge of suicide management, and provides learners a nuanced approach to assessing and intervening with individuals at-risk for suicide.

 Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment Combined Course  – Module Combined Curriculum (1 hr 30 min)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
This combined curriculum is not approved for CMEs for medical professionals. If you would like to receive CMEs, please print certificates for the individual modules rather than the combined curriculum. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

This curriculum combines our Assessment of Suicidal Risk with the C-SSRS and Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment modules into one foundational training. In the curriculum's first course, Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using the C-SSRS (30 min), learners are introduced to the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, an extensively-validated and widely-used tool for suicide screening and assessment. The course uses didactics and clinical vignettes to demonstrate how the C-SSRS can be used to gather information on severity of past or current suicidal ideation and behavior. The curriculum’s second course, Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment (30min) teaches learners to elicit client risk factors, assign risk levels, and make appropriate triage determinations. The course employs didactics, clinical vignettes, interactive knowledge testing, a summary of a case profile and evaluation. This curriculum aims to enhance clinical knowledge and provides learners a nuanced approach to suicide risk assessment.

 Intervention and Monitoring with Suicidal Individuals Combined Course – Module Combined Curriculum (1 hr 30 min)

Continuing education credits: SW, LMHC, CASAC
This combined curriculum is not approved for CMEs for medical professionals. If you would like to receive CMEs, please print certificates for the individual modules rather than the combined curriculum. You will need to complete a post-training knowledge check and survey to receive your certificate of completion. 

This curriculum combines our Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention and Structured Follow-Up and Monitoring modules into one foundational training. In the curriculum’s first course, Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention (45 min), the safety plan’s co-creator, Dr. Barbra Stanley, provides a comprehensive overview of the brief, evidence-based intervention for suicide prevention, including the six steps to developing a safety plan with a suicidal client and approaches to client engagement and problem-solving. The curriculum's second course, Structured Follow-Up and Monitoring, provides a model for strategic outreach to individuals at elevated risk for suicide, including clients who miss sessions or are transitioning between practitioners or levels of care, and provides guidelines for assessment of current risk, brief interventions, and strategies for enhancing treatment engagement. This curriculum aims to enhance clinical knowledge and skills for effectively monitoring and intervening with suicidal individuals.

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Project-Specific Training

For trainings required by the PSYCKES Suicide Prevention CQI Project (AIM-SP) in outpatient behavioral health clinics, click here.

For trainings required by the New Yorkers Advancing Suicide-Safer Care (NYASSC)/AIM for Zero Project in inpatient, CPEP, and outpatient facilities, click here.

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