Session 3: Empirically-Informed Suicide Risk Assessment: Understanding Risk, Planning Treatment, and Keeping Lawyers Away
This interactive workshop will involve a number of case application exercises to teach knowledge and behavioral competencies that inform an evidence-based suicide risk assessment. The goal of these methods is to significantly challenge usual clinical practices and reframe outdated strategies in order to save lives and minimize risk of breaches in the standard of care. It will provide directives and significant opportunity to practice implementing a model for formulating suicide risk and making treatment decisions accordingly. Case illustrations and discussion of malpractice actions where clinicians have been taken to court because of alleged failures to reasonably implement a standard of care will be offered.
Tuesday Suicidal behaviors; Understanding the concepts of lethality and intent; Differentiating suicide from direct and indirect self-destructive behavior; Psychological autopsy case application exercises on equivocal deaths
Wednesday Patients at risk for suicide: Empirically-based perpetuating, predisposing, contributory, and acute risk factors and protective factors; Developmental pathways leading to suicidal behavior; Reasonable and prudent Suicide Risk Assessment [SRA]
Thursday Suicide Risk Formulation [SRF]; Case application exercises; Triage and treatment planning; Strategies for working with suicidal patients; Safety planning; Continuity of care; Collaborative care/split treatment recommendations; Effective documentation/charting
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
Purchase an additional session and receive a $100.00 discount. Use coupon code: +DCSI
Please note: A $1.00 processing fee is assessed for all electronic registrations.
This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
- Identify a research-informed procedure for a suicide risk assessment capacity
- Apply a model for conducting a suicide risk formulation
- List evidence-based chronic and acute risk factors for suicide and the role of protective factors within these categories of risk
- Understand the concept of standard of risk and apply skills in reviewing actual cases of alleged malpractice
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
- 15.00 Illinois Social WorkerIllinois Social Worker credit.