Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians (RRSR) is an advanced, interactive training based on established core competencies that mental health professionals need in order to effectively assess and manage suicide risk.

It is imperative that every clinician be able to accurately identify chronic and acute risk factors for suicide, reasonably formulate the level of risk, and work with confidence to create and implement an effective treatment plan.

Professional training programs rarely teach the skills necessary to adequately recognize and treat clients at risk for suicide. Few clinicians have time to keep up with the latest literature on indicators for suicide risk and effective management of care.

We offer you results of more than 50 years’ expertise in translating research into clinical practice in this state-of-the-art, state-of-the-science training program.

The program includes:

  • a web-based assessment;
  • a virtual workshop;
  • a competency-based curriculum, *derived from empirical evidence and best-practices;
  • updated participant manuals with resource materials;
  • continuing education credits;
  • hand-picked trainers.
  • The goal is for the clinicians to be:

Confident – The training provides time to gain the knowledge and practice the skills, using multiple case application exercises.

Competent – The curriculum is based on 24 core competencies derived from empirical evidence and best practices based on perspectives of clinical and research experts.

Prepared – Professionals need ways to assimilate and practice what they have learned in order to transfer that knowledge to their own work. RRSR’s multimodal learning plan uses self-paced, online interaction, virtual instruction, and group and dyadic exercises.

Virtual Training Opportunities

October Training
Dates: October 16, 17, 23, & 24, 2023
Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm EST

Continuing Education Credits
Core Competencies
Detailed Curriculum

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