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Continuing Education courses about Suicide Prevention

Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students (2 credit hours)

Course Summary:  The college years represent a major life transition for young adults as they begin to navigate a larger world.  We know that many mental disorders often begin during adolescence and early adulthood and an increasing number of college students report mental health concerns.  This course explores common mental disorders among college students, including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.  Evidence-based clinical interventions and treatments are highlighted along with strategies for working with diverse student populations.

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.
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Treatment for Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course provides an overview of suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth and includes a discussion of risk and protective factors that can increase or mitigate an individual’s level of risk.  Programs and practices that address treatment are examined, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy- Psychiatric, Safe Alternatives for Teens and Youth, Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Youth-Nominated Support Team-Version II.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and it is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

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Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs and Practices (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores strategies and approaches for suicide prevention and includes a discussion of strengthening economic supports, strengthening mental health care, creating protective environments, promoting connectedness, teaching coping, supporting people at risk, and lessening harm.  Comprehensive prevention efforts are identified along with examples of effective programs, practices, and policies.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  
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