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Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Prevention Certificate

Students will:

  • Be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the fundamental relationship between substance use disorders and suicide;
  • Be able to demonstrate basic profciency in assessing for suicide potential using an approved risk assessment tool;
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to contract for safety;
  • Be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the relationship of crisis to the client's stage of change;
  • Be able to demonstrate listening skills and the appreciation of the importance of empathy in the face of feelings of hopelessness or suicidal thoughts and feelings;
  • Be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of the role of the public health model in the prevention of suicide.

The Certificate Program in Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Prevention has been adapted to meet the needs of persons who intend to work in the fields of behavioral health, human services and health care providers. It will provide students with skills and ability to work confidently and ethically with suicidal persons.

What will I study?

ADST 300 Survey of Alcohol/Drug Problems (4)
ADST 480 Suicide Risk Assessment (3)
ADST 482 Treatment Strategies for the Suicidal Person (3)
ADST 484 Suicide Prevention (4)

Total credits for above certifcate 14 credits

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