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Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction:  What Mental Health Practitioners Need to Know

Broadcast Date:  February 22, 2007
(2 hours)

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Program Overview

This presentation will provide a brief overview of suicide prevention and risk assessment, including the latest research on scope of problem and recommended strategies for prevention and risk reduction; describe the risk relationship of mental illness and substance abuse to suicide attempts and completions; identify implications for management and practice using a framework of practical strategies including risk identification and referral, "gatekeeper" concept; describe risk assessment strategies and a systemic approach to risk reduction including frameworks and tools.

Faculty

Paul G. Quinett, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
President and CEO of the QPR Institute
Dr. Quinett is also the author of seven books and an award-winning journalist as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Target Audience

Mental health and chemical addictions professionals and program managers, social workers, psychologists and medical personnel.

Contact Hours

None for this program

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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