Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Intervention


# of CE's: 3.0


This three hour presentation will provide participants with strategies for assessing and managing suicide risk, including an overview of an evidence-based screening and monitoring tool, comprehensive suicide risk assessment, and an evidence-based strategy (the Stanley & Brown Safety Planning Intervention) for assisting individuals in reducing their risk for suicide.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for proactively assessing individuals’ risk for suicide
  • Describe the process for screening for suicide risk and completing a suicide risk assessment
  • Describe the steps of the Stanley & Brown Safety Planning Intervention for reducing suicide

Intended Audience:

Participants will be therapists, clinical supervisors, and other clinical administrators who have participated in the University of Pennsylvania’s Beck Community Initiative training program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

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Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend entire presentation and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits