Assessment, Treatment & Management of Suicide Online Course

Welcome to the Assessment, Treatment & Management of Suicide course, and thanks for choosing to complete your training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management with me.

My 6-hour workshop follows the 8 core competencies developed by experts in suicidology for assessing and managing suicidal risk. Topics include managing personal reactions to suicidal patients; assessing risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors; effective risk assessment; developing a treatment plan, and recognizing potential legal challenges.

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize their personal reactions to suicide, and implement strategies to manage those reactions
  2. Describe basic terms of suicide, and assess risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors for suicide
  3. Assess level of suicidal ideation, plans, and means, and compose a clinical formulation of risk
  4. Select necessary components of a treatment and services plan for patients considering suicide
  5. Describe important therapeutic processes to document
  6. Explain potential legal challenges


  • Contact hours certificate, 6 hours – no charge
  • WA State Psychological Association certificate, 6 CEs – not available at this time
  • WA Association for Marriage and Family Therapy certificate, 6 CEUs – no charge
  • Medical Quality Assurance Committee, Category II CME – no charge

If you have any questions throughout the workshop, please feel free to contact me at or 360.349.1698.

Thanks again!