The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
(CAMFT CE Provider #128307)
Suicide: Assessment & Intervention
Taught by Kjell Rudestam Ph.D.
Home Study Course
$115. |6 CEU’s
$100. for no CEUs
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nancy (805) 882-2424 x111 to earn your mandatory CEUs online or for more information.
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This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, LEPs and RNs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and LEPs. The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content
Known as a dynamic presenter, Kjell Rudestam Ph.D. is a teacher, researcher, consultant, and practicing clinical psychologist. He is currently an Emeritus professor at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, where he previously served as Associate Dean and Director of Clinical Training, and recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Kjell is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Examiners in Psychology (Clinical) and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science. He is the author or editor of 12 academic books on the process of change, group and family therapy, teaching innovations, and research methodology. His interest in suicide began with a seminal internship at the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center in the 1960’s. Since that time he has been an active member of the American Association of Suicidology, published over 20 book chapters and articles in professional journals on the topic of suicide, and is internationally regarded as an expert in suicidology.
Course Content and Learning Objectives
Designed for supervisors, clinicians and students to fulfill the one time requirement AB-1436 Board of Behavioral Sciences: Suicide Risk and Prevention coursework mandating the following:
Effective January 1, 2021, applicants for licensure for each of the Board’s four license types (LMFT, LEP, LCSW, and LPCC), as well as all Board licensees (upon the renewal period occurring on or after 1/1/2021 or upon reactivation or reinstatement on or after this date), must have completed at least 6 hours of coursework or supervised experience in suicide risk assessment and intervention.
- Provide an overview of contemporary theories and models of suicide risk and behavior.
- Provide tools for assessing suicide risk based on an understanding of correlates of suicide.
- Describe appropriate standards of care for working with suicidal patients.
- Explain the distinction between crisis intervention and longer-term interventions addressing suicide risk and behavior.
- Describe how to respond appropriately and sensitively to the needs of family members and friends who are survivors of suicide.
- Describe two contemporary models of suicide risk and behavior
- List 5 indicators of acute suicide risk
- Describe 5 outpatient interventions for working with suicidal patients (standards of care)
- Describe 3 principles of crisis intervention
- Describe 2 suggestions for working with chronically suicidal individuals
- Describe 2 suggestions for helping suicide survivors
The target audience is licensed clinical professionals including, LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s, RN’s, and registered interns.
Course Completion Certificates
CEU certificates will be awarded after the submission of a completed course evaluation form. Partial credit CEU certificates will not be awarded.
Instruction for Addressing Grievances:
Participants can lodge complaints directly to the Program Coordinator or any of the FTI staff. FTI staff will be identified by name badges and the Program Coordinator or FTI staff designee introduces the speaker and explains the CEU process to the attendees. Complaints can also be written on the evaluation forms, sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Program Coordinator or administrative assistant. They will be followed up within ten business days. Grievances can include, but are not limited to the following:
- Refund requests
- Complaints about course content
- Complaints about non-receipt of certificates
- Complaints about miscellaneous