Suicide Assessment and Intervention (3 CEs)

Presented by Susan Prieto-Welch, Ph.D.
September 14th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level



Course Description and Target Audience

The seminar on suicidality and suicide assessment with late adolescents and adults is designed to provide background on the topic to familiarize clinicians with myths, facts and terminology so that they may feel more comfortable dealing with this issue in their work with clients. Utilizing M. David Rudd’s framework, as well as David Jobes’ CAMS, this course will familiarize participants with important issues to consider and questions to ask when assessing and addressing suicidality with clients, as well as follow-up treatment considerations and proper documentation. We will discuss and understand ethical issues involved in practice with suicidal clients; and will talk about issues of diversity as they relate to assessing and addressing suicidality in clinical practice. There are no known risks to this presentation.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will explore personal beliefs, feelings about, and experiences with, suicide and suicide ideation.
  • Participants will explore professional responsibilities as a therapist.
  • Participants will explore how to assess, intervene and document in cases involving suicidal ideation and/or intent.
  • Participants will increase knowledge, information, confidence, and skill in dealing with suicidal clients.


Presenter Information

Susan Prieto-Welch, Ph.D., HSPP, is the Counseling Center Director at Purdue University. In her work as a clinician, suicide assessment and intervention is a skill set employed regularly. She has also undertaken training specifically in this area.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.