Interprofessional Study of Suicide Assessment and Risk Formulation (SOWK 699) (1 credit)

Offered: Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Brief course summary: This course explores adult suicide and suicide risk assessment and response from multiple professional perspectives. Students will learn together to better understand stigma and bias about and toward suicide and suicidal individuals. Students will gain knowledge, self-efficacy, and skills to effectively assess and respond to client/patient suicide risk with a focus on assessing and responding to suicide risk in health and behavioral health settings. The class is designed to be interactive and have students work together in interprofessional teams.

Target population: Given 45 percent of patients who died from suicide had seen a primary care physician within one month, all providers — even those who not identify as working in “mental health” — could benefit from this course.

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