Certificate in Addiction Studies Suicide Assessment, Treatment & Management

About

The Certificate in Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management 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. This certificate program is for currently enrolled EWU students and not an independent program. Because of the sensitive nature of the course material, ADST 480, ADST 482, and ADST 484 are offered in-person on the EWU Spokane Campus. All other ADST courses are offered in the online format.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Addiction Studies Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management Certificate

This certificate enhances development and promotion of effective clinical and professional practice of assessment, treatment and management of suicidal behaviors. Courses provide an overview of the addiction process and issues related to suicide and mental health and explores the prevention public health model.

Required Courses
ADST 454TRAUMA INFORMED CARE IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH4
ADST 480WHERE SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET4
ADST 482SUICIDE ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT4
ADST 484SUICIDE PREVENTION3
Total Credits15

Catalog Listing

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the different models of addiction and categories of drugs of abuse to understand the cycle of addiction and addictive drugs that increase use;
  • Identify factors related to the basic knowledge of the fundamental relationship between substance use disorders, mental health and suicide;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in assessing for suicide potential using an approved risk assessment tool;
  • Dvaluate the role of the public health model data, etiology, risk and protective factors, and trends in the prevention of suicide.