Suicide Assessment for Clinicians (C-SSRS) Training
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This is a six hour training designed to prepare a new or seasoned therapist to understand the risk of suicide in a variety of populations, how to approach and complete an effective suicide risk assessment and recommended elements of response and management for a suicidal client.

When: THU May 5th
From 8:30am Until 4:00pm
Where: The Opportunity Alliance
50 Lydia Lane
South Portland, Maine  04106
United States
Contact: Matthew Bray
207-622-5767 Ext. 2318

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The ability to conduct an effective suicide risk assessment is a vital skill for people working in clinical settings with people at risk.

This day-long workshop builds knowledge about suicide trends in high risk populations across the lifespan and takes participants through the steps of a suicide risk assessment interview.  Additional material is presented on intervention, determination of level of care, treatment, and referral.  This training is designed for those working in mental health and primary care clinical roles who need more in-depth resources and information in order to assess suicide risk.

The assessment is done using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) which will also be covered in the training.

Who Should Attend?

·         Mental health/substance abuse clinicians (in outpatient and inpatient settings)

·         Crisis clinicians and Emergency Department staff

·         School guidance, social work, and nursing staff

·         Primary care practice staff

This is training is offered free of charge under a grant from the State of Maine through the Maine Suicide Prevention Program.  Lunch is NOT provided, however there will be a 1 hour break for lunch on your own.  Training space provided courtesy of The Opportunity Alliance.