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Attention Washington: This course is designed to comply with the Washington guidelines for a 6 hour Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management course. Application submitted July 30, 2018 for Board approval.

Attention Kentucky Counselors, Social Workers, & Psychologists: This course is designed to comply with the Kentucky requirement for 6 hours of Suicide Assessment, Treatment, & Management CE.

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1! Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Answer Booklet link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - FREE Unlimited Scoring! After completing and scoring the Answer Booklet a Certificate granting 6 CE credits is issued to you. The Answer Booklet gives you FREE scoring and unlimited trials. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

a. Suicide Risk Assessment
     (i) How to structure an interview to gather information from a client or          patient on suicide risk and protective factors and warning signs,          including substance abuse
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Section 1 & Question 1
--How do Healthcare Professionals Interview Patients to Assess      Suicide Risk?

Section 2 & Question 2
--Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide

Section 3 & Question 3
--Warning Signs for Suicide

Section 4 & Question 4
--Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health      Approach
   Suicide Risk Assessment
     (ii) How to use the information referenced in (a) (i) to understand the risk of           suicide
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Section 5 & Question 5
--Understanding the Risk of Suicide

   Suicide Risk Assessment
     (iii) Appropriate actions and referrals for various levels of risk
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Section 6 & Question 6
--Suicide Risk Levels

   Suicide Risk Assessment
     (iv) How to appropriately document suicide risk assessment
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Section 7 & Question 7
--Appropriately Documenting Suicide Risk Assessment

b. Treatment and Management of Suicide Risk
     (i) Available evidence-based treatments for patients and clients at risk of          suicide, including counseling and medical interventions such as          psychiatric medication and substance abuse care
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Section 8 & Question 8
--Evidence-Based Treatment of the Patient at Risk for Suicide

Section 9 & Question 9
--Suicide Interventions Targeted Toward At-Risk Youth

Section 10 & Question 10
--Psychiatric Medication Treatment Interventions for Suicide      Prevention

Section 11 & Question 11
--Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

   Treatment and Management of Suicide Risk
     (ii) Strategies for safety planning and monitoring use of the safety plan
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Section 12 & Question 12
--Strategy for Safety Plan

Section 13 & Question 13
--Monitoring the Use of the Safety Plan

   Treatment and Management of Suicide Risk
     (iii) Engagement of supportive third parties in maintaining patient or client            safety
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Section 14 & Question 14
--The Importance of Active Engagement, Active Rescue, and      Collaboration between Crisis and Emergency Services

Section 15 & Question 15
--Building a Suicide Prevention-and-Intervention-Capable Agency

   Treatment and Management of Suicide Risk
     (iv) Reducing access to lethal means for clients or patients in crisis
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Section 16 & Question 16
--Lethal Means Access and Assessment among Suicidal Emergency      Department Patients

Section 17 & Question 17
--Reducing Suicide Risk by Limiting Access to Lethal Means

   Treatment and Management of Suicide Risk
     (v) Continuity of care through care transitions such as discharged referral
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Section 18 & Question 18
--Chain of Care for Patients who have Attempted Suicide

Section 19 & Question 19
--Youth Suicide Prevention Referral and Tracking Toolkit

c. Veteran Populations
     (i) Population-specific data, risk and protective factors, and intervention          strategies
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Section 20 & Question 20
--Suicide Prevention - Veterans Module

d. Risk of imminent harm through self-injurious behaviors or lethal means
     (i) How to recognize nonsuicidal self-injury and other self-injurious          behaviors and assess the intent of self-injury through suicide risk          assessment
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Section 21 & Question 21
--Self-Injurious Behavior: Characteristics and Innovative Treatment      Strategies

Section 22 & Question 22
--Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior

Section 23 & Question 23
--Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: What is it, why does it happen, and how
     can we help?

Section 24 & Question 24
--Adolescent Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Analysis of the Youth Risk      Behavior

   Risk of imminent harm through self-injurious behaviors or lethal means
     (ii) (A) Objects, substances and actions commonly used in suicide attempts                and impulsivity and lethality of means
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Section 25 & Question 25
--Means, Intent, Lethality, Behaviors, and Psychiatric Diagnosis

   Risk of imminent harm through self-injurious behaviors or lethal means
     (ii) (B) Communication strategies for talking with patients and their support                people about lethal means
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Section 26 & Question 26
--Communication Strategies for Talking about Lethal Means

   Risk of imminent harm through self-injurious behaviors or lethal means
     (ii) (C) How screening for and restricting access to lethal means effectively                prevents suicide
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Section 27 & Question 27
--Controlling Access to Suicide Means

-- Answer Booklet --

--Bibliography/Authors/Instructors

--Appendix: Sample Safety Plan

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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