Legal and Ethical Aspects of Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Is this Workshop for You?
Are you are a mental health practitioner who encounters clients experiencing suicide ideation? Are you a Supervisor or Leader wondering whether you are providing sound guidance to your staff? Understanding your legal and ethical obligations when working with clients experiencing suicidality is a necessity.
You are accountable for your decisions, whereby this training supports you in recognising, formulating and collaborating for better client outcomes, while also supporting your career development.
Date and Venue – See calendar for details
Times – 1 day (9am -4:30 pm, with breaks)
Catering – Morning tea, Lunch, afternoon tea provided. Please advise if you have dietary requirements.
CPD PTS – 7 active learning (APS)
Training Materials – All included, though you are welcome to offer de-identified case examples for consideration
Variations and Extra Resources – In-service training is available where tailored training is available
This training includes evaluation of assessment practice, documentation, referral and management practices, and recognition of occupation based risks*.
Specific focus areas include:
- Language use and impacts on the practitioner and client
- Informed consent and capacity to consent
- Limits to confidentiality
- Legal obligations in detecting and responding to suicidal clients
- Practitioner ethical responsibilities, as well as decision making under pressure (case studies)
- Essential aspects of documentation, communication and collaboration
- Reviews of practitioner’s actions using the findings of coroners inquests
- Selection of screening and assessment tools – what stacks up?
- Suicide Safety Planning and Intervention planning
Follow-up or stand-alone consultation services are available. Complement your training with a professional review of your systems, procedures and environment.
- “All health practitioners should complete this. (It is) core training!” (Psychologist/Field Educator)
- (It was) “A difficult topic that was made engaging – very impressive and I will be highly recommending (the workshop)” (Psychologist)
Download Legal & Ethical Course Outline PDF