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DHS - Drexel - Suicide: A Primer for Behavioral Health Practitioners - VIRTUAL RECORDED Online Registration

DHS-Drexel University
Suicide: A Primer for Behavioral Health Practioners
Online Registration
Virtual-Recorded Training
Suicide: A Primer for Behavioral Health Practitioners
Training offered by Drexel University

Continuing Education Credits         No Cost          1.5 hrs. 


Description: Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Most individuals who die by suicide had a diagnosable mental illness at their time of death. As behavioral health practitioners, it is imperative that we are identifying, assessing, and treating suicidality with empirically supported approaches and interventions. This course provides a broad discussion of challenges and competencies related to our work with those experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This course satisfies the 1 hour continuing education requirement for psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers per the Matt Adler Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Act of 2016.

Learning Objectives:​ 

  1. Discuss the relevance of suicide education in behavioral healthcare
  2. Examine risk and protective factors for suicide
  3. Describe general strategies and tools for screening and assessing suicide risk
  4. Identify recommended approaches for treating people at risk for suicide

In order to receive continuing education credits at no cost to you for this course:

  • You must pre-register
  • You must be a Chester County Provider
  • You must complete the post-test and the evaluation form at the end of the session
You will receive a training link in your confirmation email
This course is available NOW through 6/28/2024,
or until maximum capacity (65) is reached 

(CLICK on 6/28/24 link below to register.  Due to an issue with the software we need to include a date/time on the initial link; the course is available NOW.)

Please click on the date that you would like to register for. If you cannot click on a date, it is because all time slots are filled for that date. TO CANCEL A RESERVATION, go to, select the cancel link and enter the cancellation code provided in your confirmation email. DO NOT SEND RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION REQUESTS TO THE BELOW DHS TRAININGS MAILBOX.

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