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This program presents an innovative treatment approach with a strong empirical evidence base. Brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention is presented in step-by-step detail. Participants will learn from leading treatment developers who show how to establish a strong collaborative relationship with a suicidal patient, assess risk, and immediately work to establish safety. Proven interventions are described for building emotion regulation and crisis management skills and dismantling the patient's suicidal belief system.
15 CE credits/hours, 96 questions
Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers
- List four risk factor models of suicide that seek to understand suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
- Explain why brief cognitive-behavioral therapy (BCBT) to prevent suicide is best understood as the “next step forward” in the development of the cognitive-behavioral model that has been successfully used over the course of several decades.
- Name the seven core ingredients/elements that are used in cognitive-behavioral therapies for reducing risk of suicide.
- Recognize the competencies that form the foundation for the basic principles of effective care for suicidal patients.
- Discuss the reasoning behind the structure of the sessions for BCBT for suicide prevention.
- Describe how regular assessment and monitoring of clinical outcomes of BCBT can provide targeted interventions that will help the patient’s recovery process.
- Describe how the treatment log is used.
- Develop a crisis response plan with a patient.
- Demonstrate the steps for working with the individual and their support system when the individual is suicidal, until the individual is no longer feeling suicidal.
- Identify methods to target sleep disturbances.
- Introduce several different relaxation and mindfulness exercises to the patient.
- Explain the rationale behind the Reasons for Living List and the Survival Kit interventions.
- Apply three cognitive appraisal techniques and the explain the rationale behind their uses.
- Summarize the final procedure of BCBT – the relapse prevention task.
Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)
"Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)