A one-day class that focuses on twenty-four core competencies required for clinicians to be successful in their work with suicidal clients. The core competencies are based on empirical evidence and expert opinion. While the AMSR core competencies are not intended as a standard of care, they do represent essential clusters of knowledge, skills, abilities, and perceptions. This class is specifically intended for clinical staff that provide suicide risk assessments (social workers, nurses, etc.) as the class is for those who have received some advanced training (graduate level).
AMSR presents five of the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for addressing them. Teaching and skill-building methods include:
- Video demonstrations
- Group discussion
- Paired practice
- Documentation practice
- Expert teaching
6.5 continuing education credits are available from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Psychological Association (APA), and Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).
Lunch will be for 1 hour, on your own.