Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

July 9, 2020

Suicide is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death. The number of people thinking seriously about suicide, making plans, and attempting suicide is surprisingly high. Primary care clinicians write more prescriptions for antidepressants than mental health clinicians and see patients more often in the month before their death by suicide. 

Given COVID, 'deaths of despair' (suicides, overdose, motor vehicle accidents attributed to drunk driving) are only expected to rise. This training Is designed to help health care providers and their related team members (psychologists, social workers, nurses) confidently identify, screen, and care for patients at risk for suicide.

Format: This training will be presented as a live webinar via the Zoom Meeting Platform.

Guest Speaker

Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Vice President for Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs
Concert Health, New York
Director, Center for Innovation in Mental Health
CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY
Co-Founder, Zero Overdose

Dr. Little is a nationally and internationally known speaker for her work in integrating primary care and behavioral health, developing sustainable integrated delivery systems and suicide prevention. Dr. Little is a member of the University of Washington AIMS center and National Council for Community Behavioral Health consulting teams. She is also a faculty member for the national and international Zero Suicide initiatives and has spoken on national suicide prevention strategies at the White House.  

Target Audience

This activity is designed for primary care and family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, and social workers providing routine care to patients. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to: 

1. Accurately identify patients at risk for suicide and effectively screen
2. Detect warning signs of at-risk patients and assess how to intervene
3. Apply intervention strategies (including how to build and implement a safety plan) with patients at risk of suicide 

Acknowledgement of Funding

This training is funded by Grant SM-17-006 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
06/22/2020
Course expires: 
07/09/2020
Event starts: 
07/09/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
07/09/2020 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Guest Speaker

Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM
Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Vice President for Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs
Concert Health, New York
Director, Center for Innovation in Mental Health
CUNY School of Public Health, New York, NY
Co-Founder, Zero Overdose

Course Chair
Robert Harrison, MD
Program Director, Washington County Zero Suicide
 

Planning Committee
Jennifer Maloney
Coordinator, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Susan A. Orban, LICSW 
Director, South County Healthy Bodies, Health Minds
Coordinator, Washington County Zero Suicide Program

Maria Sullivan
Director,  Office of CME 
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jan Ulrich, MA
Zero Suicide Institute
Education Development Center

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.

This activity is approved for 1.0 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Continuing Education for Social Workers

Application for social work CEU’s has been submitted to the RI NASW and is pending approval.

Other Healthcare Providers

 Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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