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Teen Suicide: Practical Interventions for Adolescents in Crisis
10 CEUs Teen Suicide: Practical Interventions for Adolescents in Crisis

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name five reasons regarding why an adolescent may choose suicide.
-Describe three symptoms of suicidal behavior in adolescents.
-Name three aspects of addressing suicidal thoughts in adolescents.
-Identify four steps in a crisis intervention model for suicidal teens.
-Name six risk factors for adolescent suicide.
-Identify four steps on how to deal with the anger component of depression.
-Name first four myths about adolescent suicide.
-List four more myths about adolescent suicide.
-Identify four barriers to communication between parents and suicidal adolescents.
-List four parenting skills for handling suicidal adolescents.
-Discuss four techniques parents can use to foster self-determination in suicidal teens.
-Identify four guidelines regarding suicide intervention.
-Describe two family therapy techniques regarding adolescent suicidal attempt.
-Name four techniques that may help suicidal teen clients cope with self-injurious thoughts.
-Name the four psychosocial factors to be considered regarding adolescent suicide risk.
-Explain what factor accounts for the increased risk of suicide in gay adolescents.
-Explain what factors contribute to teen vulnerability regarding limited decision making skills, poor problem-solving abilities, and irrational decision making when overcome by stress, intense affect, or inescapable conflict.
-Explain what did Zayas propose about influencing factors in the suicidal behavior of adolescent Hispanic females, especially ethnic Puerto Rican females.
-Explain the factors in mother daughter relations have been linked to the suicide attempts of adolescent females.
-Explain the factors regarding depression in adolescents make it difficult to diagnose.
-Explain what may be an effective treatment for depressed adolescents.
-Explain what may reduce the gap between males and females in suicide rates in the future.
-Explain what did Manor’s article note about this treatment approach; Although for many years there has been an assumed connection between suicide and psychosis, resulting in the practice of placing adolescents who attempted suicide in hospital psychiatric wards for observation or treatment.
-Explain when does the wish to die arise and when do suicidal tendencies develop.
-Name three myths and misconceptions about suicide that parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and the adolescent population itself are not made aware of.
-Explain the first step in what can become a long-term healing process.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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