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Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment

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Credit Value: 4
Exam Questions: 38
Passing Grade: 29 correct
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Course Description:

This course is based on a publication by SAMHSA about addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment.  This course provides an overview of treatment for suicidal patients by discussing the relationship between suicide and substance abuse, and by describing suicidal thoughts, behaviors, risk factors, and warning signs.  This course also addresses the essential counseling skills needed for addressing suicidal clients.  Additionally, a four-step process is described for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment.  This course serves as an excellent resource for mental health professionals who would like to build or refresh their knowledge about addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors with clients especially those in substance abuse treatment.


Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course. This course is also helpful for other practitioners, such as certified addictions counselors or substance abuse counselors.  This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop their skills in the areas of treatment of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and substance abuse treatment.

Author: SAMHSA

Learning Objectives:  This course will provide a professional with an overview of addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment.  Specifically, a professional will:

  • Explain the risk factors, warning signs, and basic suggestions for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • Discuss the essential counseling skills needed to work effectively with clients who are suicidal.
  • Describe the four-step process for addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in substance abuse treatment.

  AHCPR Archived reports, Put Prevention Into Practice and Minnesota Health Technology Advisory Committee SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocols 50. TIP 50. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 50; Part 1, Chapter 1, Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: Information You Need To Know

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