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Foundations of Suicide Risk Assessment


This one day workshop equips participants with the core skills in assessing for suicide risk; understanding underlying risk and protective factors, interview style and engagement. With opportunities for practice and reflection, this workshop is ideal for those wanting to revise their existing skill set or practitioners new to frontline mental health. Focusing on two specific assessment protocols allows for easy adaptation to your discipline/role, while also forming foundations for safetly and treatment planning. 

8 APS CPD points available - 8 hours active learning (workshop participation, consultation and post-workshop reading)

 Foundations Workshop covers;

  • Emphasis on self care, professional and personal management when working with suicidality

  • Fundamentals in terminology, statistics, current and emerging trends

  • Dispelling myths around suicide and suicidal behaviours

  • Examination and evaluation of chronic and acute risk factors which increase a person’s vulnerability for suicide, in addition to moderating or protective factors which may reduce risk for suicide

  • Examine of suicide risk assessment protocols (Square, CAMS, AISRAP) with specific attention and practice in the administration process of at least one, aimed to develop participants confidence

  • Development of a safety plan for those at imminent risk in addition to safety planning supporting self-management for those demonstrating more enduring suicidal ideation or behaviour

  • Documentation practices; ensuring evidence based principals in the recording of suicidality across case notes, correspondence, reports and other documentation

The training package includes;

Comprehensive workbook on key themes and principles

Readings, guidelines and documents as relevant 

Delicious catering and refreshments

Helpful and professional trainers**

Additional resources as needed/requested

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