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Suicide Risk:
Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Management

Broadcast Date: March 28, 2006

Course Code: A022

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David A. Brent, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology

University of Pittsburgh

Director, STAR-Center

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Program Description:

Dr. Brent will review the descriptive epidemiology and risk factors for suicide and suicidal behavior across the lifespan. This comprehensive overview will discuss the assessment of suicidal risk using proximal and distal risk factors domains common to all diagnostic conditions and ages, and will review the current best practice studies on the treatment and appropriate clinical management of suicidal risk.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the epidemiology and risk factors for suicide across the lifespan and across
  2. Recognize risk factors in assessing suicidal risk;
  3. Recommend the best practice in the management and treatment of patients who are
      suicidal or at high suicidal risk

Continuing Education Credits:

CAC 2.5

CPRP -- 2.5

SW -- 2.5

CEU -- .25

We are pleased to offer CAC. CPRP, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast. 
There is a $30 fee for CAC, CPRP and SW credits; and a $15 for CEU's.

If you have questions, please contact Maria Pena-Jordan at Penajordanmi@upmc.edu

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).

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

Continuing Education Credit Compliance:

Please read the following instructions carefully and before beginning the webcast.

The lecture can be viewed by clicking on the following links. All three parts must be viewed in their entirety. You must complete each part once you begin viewing it. You will be required to start at the beginning of each segment if you stop in the middle of a segment. You do not have to complete all three parts in one sitting but they must be completed in order. Part I is 50 minutes in length; Part II is 25 minutes and Part III is 30 minutes.

It may be helpful to print the PowerPoint slides before starting the video(s). There are 97 slides which you may prefer to save and print in outline format.

After viewing the streaming video, print and complete the Test Document and the Credit Application/Validation Statement. In order to satisfy this training requirement, you must score 80% of better on the test. Please complete these documents, and forward them via fax or mail with payment to:

Maria Pena-Jordan
4811 O'Hara Street
Building: 4601 Baum Blvd., Room 178
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
(412) 802-6910 (Fax)

When we have received your information and verified that you have achieved a passing score on the test, we will send out the appropriate professional continuing education credits. If you do not require or do not select either CAC, Social Work or CPRP credits, you will receive general continuing education credits. If you do not achieve the 80% required, you will be contacted directly.

Test Document and the Credit Application/Validation Statement

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