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 CPI News Brief     Volume 7 Issue 12 * November 2018

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Optimizing Clinical Care of Suicidal Individuals
Module is Now Available

FACT: Suicide is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S.
FACT: Behavioral health practitioners all too often are not aware of evidence-based approaches to helping people presenting with suicidality
FACT: Among practitioners, feelings of anxiety, discomfort, and uncertainty about what to do are all common

This module,  Optimizing Clinical Care of Suicidal Individuals , was designed with these facts in mind. It uses a detailed video vignette to help clinicians:

  • Recognize the mindsets and approaches that effective clinicians apply in their interactions with suicidal individuals, and
  • Recognize effective practices for assessing risks, intervening, and providing ongoing monitoring
Continuing education credits for completion of this module are available to physicians, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and CASACs. 


To access this module:
  • Log into the Learning Community using your username and password at: https://rfmh.csod.com/client/rfmh/default.aspx
  • Click on "Suicide Prevention"
  • Click on "Start an online module"
  • Click on "Optimizing Clinical Care of Suicidal Individuals"
  • Click on "Launch"
This is one of a series of online training modules focusing on suicide prevention that are available to you in the CPI Learning Community, with additional modules now under development.  Current titles include:
  • Suicide Prevention for Healthcare Workers
  • Structured Follow-up and Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention, and
  • Assessment of Suicidal Risk Using C-SSRS
For more information about CPI's Suicide Prevention-Training, Implementation and Evaluation program (SP-TIE), under the direction of Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., please click here: