How to Identify Suicidal People
Total CE Credit Hours: 8
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/4100
This course will soon be terminated. It expires in 11 days.
To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Jun 30, 2019.
About the Course:
In an effort to help practitioners with the daunting task of evaluating suicide potential in their patients, Dr. Thomas White, a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in risk assessment, has developed an entirely novel method — an actual system — of conducting risk assessments that are clinically sound, professionally responsible and legally defensible. This is the first attempt ever to simplify and organize the risk assessment process into a logical, structured format, with practical guidelines and specific step-by-step instruction that can be followed from the beginning of the assessment to the end. Embracing a multidimensional, biopsychosocial approach, the system addresses all of the risk factors and clinical techniques that make up a thorough and insightful risk assessment. This new system will make the task of identifying suicide potential more accurate, reliable and safe.
to be able to use the first four categories of the HELPER Model, identify at least two major high-risk variables in each category that are associated with suicidal behavior
to be able to explain why suicide assessments should be time limited and why suicide can not be accurately predicted
to be able to describe at least two factors that should be considered when writing a report of your findings that will enhance its clinical utility as well as offer legal protection
to be able to list the four legal criteria necessary to support a malpractice claim against a practitioner
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