Improving Outcomes in Harm-Risk Behaviors & Suicide Prevention

Course #SP03102014

Total Course Available CE Credits: 12.25 (all modules)

Course Directors:

Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York
Professor Emeritus and Past Department Chair,
Counseling and Psychological Services Department,
State University of New York at Oswego

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director of Social Work Education
Athena Forum – Rockville, Md.

Description: Suicide is a major (and increasing) public health issue, in part because one million people commit suicide each year worldwide. The purpose of this course is to educate case managers about suicide so that they may be aware of early warning signs and empowered to intervene and support the treatment efforts of other transdisciplinary team members, including other health care professionals, patients and families.

Business goals: After completing this module, case managers can expect to:
» Increase assessment and prevention strategies by 30 percent
» Decrease successful suicide attempts by 10 percent
» Decrease inpatient hospitalization for suicide-attempt complications by 25 percent

Course Modules

Module A: Societal Views, Prevalence and Economic Impact

Module B: Assessment and Prevention

Module C: Pathophysiology and Underlying Conditions and Disorders

Module D: Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment and Management

Module E: Pharmaceutical Treatment and Management

Module F: The Case Manager’s Role