A run-through of the research and interventions relating to suicide and suicide prevention

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in this country; it is also the 2nd leading cause of death in people ages 10-34. Unfortunately, suicide risk assessment is not taught, or is taught minimally in graduate school programs. Therefore, professionals enter the field with not enough training to work with their clients who are at risk. This podcast interview course will provide an overview of some of the important areas of suicide risk assessment, and of the myths that professionals often have about suicidal clients.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe two or more types of suicidal behavior; Illustrate how to directly ask about suicidal ideations; List the three components of Thomas Joiner’s Psychological Theory of Interpersonal Suicide

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor, Norine VanderHooven, is a suicide risk assessment trainer, and may benefit from endorsement of her trainings.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Norine VanderHooven, LCSW #14221

Suicide Prevention Expert

Norine VanderHooven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 32 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults and adults. She is certified in EMDR therapy and working towards becoming a consultant to other therapists for EMDR therapy. Norine is the Chair of the Youth Suicide Prevention Committee for the American Association of Suicidology. Her areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide prevention and postvention, and consultation for therapists.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

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