6 CE Online Suicide Prevention Training: Fulfill California’s Requirement for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

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All California psychologists will be required to complete six hours of training in suicide risk assessment and intervention effective January 2020. This online course meets all requirements.


Every therapist should have easy access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art training on suicide prevention.  We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new, one-of-a-kind online eCourse that provides this education and meets the new mandatory suicide prevention training requirement for psychologists effective January 2020!


Suicide is the most common psychological emergency that therapists will encounter, and it is on the rise. For mental health professionals with an active clinical practice, suicide is an occupational hazard that can be both emotionally and practically devastating. Recent research has identified suicide-specific therapies that are effective in treating both suicidal ideation and behavior. Most therapists are not aware of them nor have they been trained in them, so most suicidal clients do not receive these potentially lifesaving treatments.

This on-demand online course with leading suicidologist Dr. Lisa Firestone and the California Psychological Association will provide an invaluable opportunity for therapists to become familiar with risk assessment and effective crisis interventions, as well as empirically validated, evidence-based treatments for suicide that are fast becoming the standard of care.

6 CE Credits are available for this course.


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  • Identify the most important techniques/tools for assessing suicidal risk
  • Implement effective empirically validated crisis interventions for suicidal patients that will allow clinicians to practice to the standard of care
  • Recognize innovative and effective suicide therapies that will allow clinicians to be more effective with suicidal clients
  • Find effective coping strategies for the emotional impact of working with clients who attempt suicide of actually die by suicide

california suicide prevention tRAINING ONLINEABOUT DR. LISA FIRESTONE:

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Firestone has traveled all over the world educating mental health and health professionals, educators, and the public on effective methods to help save lives from suicide.

This course meets the new six-hour accreditation requirements that all California Psychologists must complete effective January 1, 2020.


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The California Psychological Association (CPA)  is co-sponsoring this course with PsychAlive/the Glendon Association. CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

About the Author

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012). Follow Dr. Firestone on Twitter or Google.

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Susan Friedman

Is this course on suicide prevention valid for ceus for lcsws in ny? Pls advise ty

Pete Simon

I am confused about 6 CEUs vs 6 Credit Hours. It seems that for the LEP license they want 6 credit hours which is equivalent to 90 CEUs? I just don’t want to find out I need way more CEUs because I read 1 credit hour = 15 ceu hours.

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