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SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE ELDERLY

Broadcast Date: February 27, 2008
Length: 2 Hours
Course Code: A019

 

Presenters:

LalithKumar K. Solai, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Service
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
 

 

Program Description:

Each year more than 6,300 older adults take their own life. Older adults have the highest suicide rate more than 50% higher than young people or the nation as a whole. Most elderly suicide victims are seen by their primary care provider a few weeks prior to their suicide attempt and diagnosed with their first episode of mild to moderate depression. Since suicide for the older person is not an impulsive act, we all have a window of opportunity to help the older person. This program will discuss methods to prevent these occurrences and counteract this trend.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of suicide in the elderly
  2. Assess the risk of suicide in the elderly
  3. Describe how to conduct a suicide inquiry
  4. Review intervention methods and how to determine whether or not to admit an individual to a hospital
  5. Identify the proper methods of documenting suicidal history

Target Audience:

All clinical and research professionals, students, and trainees as well as interested family members and individuals with mental illness.

Continuing Education Credits:

ACT 48 2.0
CAC 2.0


NBCC 2.0
Psychologist 2.0

PCHA -- 2.0
SW 2.0

CEU 0.2

We are pleased to offer Psychologist, CAC. CPRP, NBCC,Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Lichok at lichokjl@upmc.edu

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits

 

CERTIFIED ADDICTION COUNSELORS: CAC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 

 

CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PRACTITIONERS:  CPRP

The announced credit hours for each program can be applied to your training hours for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP).

 

COUNSELORS:  NBCC

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ANNUAL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING PERSONAL CARE HOME ADMINISTRATORS

The indicated number of clock hours are approved by the Department of Public Welfare Bureau of Adult Residential Licensing.  These clock hours may count towards the 24 hours of annual training for administrators required in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 2600 (relating to personal care homes).

 

PSYCHOLOGISTS

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.

 

SOCIAL WORKERS:  SW

The indicated number of credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education.  These credit hours satisfy requirements for LCSW renewal.  For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: CEU

Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU).  One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours.

 

For Technical Support: email connellp@upmc.edu  or call Patrick Connell at 412-802-6906 

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