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Suicidality: Clinical, Ethical and Risk Management Issues


Suicidality: Clinical, Ethical and Risk Management Issues

  • 4 Ethics Continuing Education Credits*
  • 5% Discount on Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance Policy Premium

Nearly 25% of psychologists will lose a patient to suicide during their careers. It’s a sobering reminder of how devastating mental illness is, and how important it is to recognize the technical, personal, and ethical challenges clinicians face in the assessment and treatment of such patients.

The depth of suffering experienced by patients who seriously consider, attempt, or die by suicide is profound, and for a good portion of psychologists the challenges are unavoidable. Advances in treatment approaches, and a historical lack of specific training at the graduate level, have prompted an increasing number of jurisdictions to mandate post-graduate training regarding suicidality.

This on-demand webinar is intended to address clinical, ethical and risk management aspects of working with people who are suicidal. It will review basic risk management approaches, and relevant aspects of assessment, intervention and postvention, and will also include review of basic issues in addressing clinician involvement in end-of-life issues.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify four major risk factors for those patients who die by suicide.
  2. Name two suicide myths.
  3. Describe three aspects of assessment and intervention that can foster reduced risk.
  4. List three risk management strategies as they relate specifically to working with suicidal patients.
  5. Describe two aspects of clinician’s roles in working with end-of-life issues.

Important Notice

Because this webinar is on-demand, once you are registered and have created a login account, you can view the webinar at any time in whatever time increments are most convenient. However, APA rules require that in order to download your CE certificate, receive CE credits, and become eligible for a discount on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance policy premium, you must do all of the following:

  • Complete the entire webinar.
  • Pass a brief exam.
  • Complete a brief evaluation form.

You are required to achieve a passing score of 75 percent or higher. You are allowed three attempts to successfully complete the exam. If you are unsuccessful on the third attempt, you must re-purchase the course to try again.


Eligibility for Insurance Premium Discounts

  • You can combine 4 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars or any other continuing education programs authorized by APA to offer CE credit and become eligible for a 5% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you can combine 6 or more CE credit hours earned from The Trust’s webinars and become eligible for a 10% savings on your Trust Sponsored Professional Liability Insurance premium for one renewal.
  • To obtain CE discounts, download and submit CE certificates (totaling 4 or 6 hours as explained above and completed within the previous 15 months) with your insurance application/renewal.
  • Discounts are not applicable to Researcher/Academician or Student policies.
  • Group policies become eligible for CE discounts when at least 50% of individuals insured under the group policy submit CE certification totaling the number of credits needed for a particular percentage discount.
  • All applications are individually underwritten, and submission of CE certification will not guarantee insurance policy issuance or renewal.

Continuing Education Credits

The Trust is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Trust maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

No refunds will be offered for this on-demand webinar. Grievances about the on-demand webinar may be addressed to The Trust.

* Please check your state’s continuing education requirements to determine this on-demand webinar’s eligibility for ethics credit.

Continuing Education Grievance Policy

The Trust is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. The Trust will comply with all legal and ethical guidelines for non-discrimination in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of CE participants. The Trust CE Director is responsible for complying with these standards.

While the Trust strives to assure fair treatment for all participants and to anticipate problems before they occur, occasionally grievances may be filed. In cases where a participant files a written or oral grievance, the following actions are taken:

  • If the grievance concerns the content of the workshop, webinar, book or the continuing education test, a Trust representative will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the CE Director or a Trust representative will either provide a credit for a subsequent CE offering or provide a partial or full refund of the CE fee already paid.
  • Actions involving a credit, or a refund will require a written note documenting the grievance for record-keeping purposes. The aggrieved individual need not sign the note. If the grievance specifically concerns The Trust, the CE Director or Trust representative will attempt to arbitrate.

Direct correspondence to:

Continuing Education
The Trust

111 Rockville Pike, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (800) 477-1200



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