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Foundations to Suicide Risk Assessment

Foundations to Suicide Risk Assessment

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2 x half day zoom workshop – 9am – 1pm AEDT, Friday 25th February & 4th March 2022

Times or days don’t suit you? Let us know here.



Course Information

Is this Workshop for You? 

  • Are you a student or new to working in mental health and realised you don't know enough about suicide?
  • Has your stomach just dropped with fear or anxiety, quickly searching for up to date information on whether you've done the right thing?
  • Perhaps you are experienced in mental health but suddenly found your knowledge of suicide assessment, brief interventions and treatment is outdated?
  • Do you want the latest research, great resources and a friendly community to discuss your online learning?

You're in the right place!

This workshop is perfect for any practitioner that is looking for an introductory class in working with someone experiencing suicidality. 

Course Summary - our promise to you

We always go above and beyond, even in the online world!

  • High quality video presentations that you can watch in your own time
  • The latest evidence in screening, assessment and intervention practice
  • Definitive information to assist you identifying a persons warning signs for suicide
  • Interactive course design, simulated client interactions
  • Personalised support via small class webinar

Content inclusions

  • Terminology that reflects current international standards of diversity and inclusion, specific to suicidality
  • Identify clinician attitudes and beliefs that can harm suicide intervention efforts - time to get humble - time to face our fears
  • Theories on suicidal behaviour, including the Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behaviour (Joiner, 2005) and how it compares with the Integrated Motivational Volitional Model of Suicide (O'Connor, 2011)
  • Differentiate between suicide risk and protective factors, and warning signs for suicide
  • Risk stratification has no place in suicide intervention - are we listening to what the evidence has told us for the last 40 years?
  • Differentiate between suicide screening and suicide risk assessment practices - A question of 'state versus status' in the suicide enquiry
  • Compassionate engagement - assumptions we must adopt and reject to effectively engage with a person in suicidal crisis
  • Identification, synthesis and formulation of client information (including risk factors, warning signs, protective factors, suicide drivers) from a hypothetical client to determine whether 'we know enough' to formulate an intervention strategy?
  • Brief Psychotherapeutic Interventions, including Safety Planning Intervention - what components hold therapeutic power?
  • Interpersonal strategies for face to face services delivered in the clinical environment, the clients home and by telephone
  • Self care is an essential component in all SRAA training. 

This training can be delivered face to face, blended and as an online training package. 


  • Friday 25th February & 4th March 2022, with 2 x half day zoom workshop – 9am – 1pm AEDT
  • Times or days don't suit you? Let us know here.

Variations and Extra Resources
In-service training can be tailored to your needs if requested (currently suspended) 


  • “The opportunity to ask questions throughout, presentation with clarity, certain information and getting practical and easy to understand answers” (Psychologist) 
  • “Documentation for people at risk. Strategies to uncover or identify risk and interventions” (Psychologist) 
  • “The whole presentation and topic [was valuable]” (Social Worker) 

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