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Suicide Risk Detection, Assessment and Management Training

This interactive course is for professionals responsible the care and safety of consumers at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the age span.


  • 15+ scenario-based simulations
  • 1 book
  • 5 hours of video lectures

Program Authors:  Paul Quinnett, PhD  ·  Rick Reis, MD
Jack McClelland, MD  ·  Danielle R. Jahn, PhD







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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
QPR Institute (QPRI) has been approved by NBCC as an
Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5889.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.
QPRI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

QPRT 2.0 |
Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Pro

This interactive course is for professionals responsible the care and
safety of consumers at elevated risk for suicidal behaviors in all settings and across the age span

14 Hours

38 Lessons

Taught by Paul Quinnett, PhD Rick Reis, MD Jack McClelland, PhD Danielle R. Jahn, PhD

Course Summary

This training program teaches the core competencies required of professionals responsible for the care and safety of people detected to be at elevated risk for suicidal behaviours (not violence).
Following foundational lectures on epidemiology, clinical risk patterns, and the current status of suicide risk assessment, clinicians learn how to conduct a standardized, evidence-based guided interview designed to elicit perceived burdensomeness, suicidal desire, intent, capability and buffers against suicide. Data collected is then contextualized within the patient’s current personal crisis to understand, anticipate, and implement risk mitigation strategies, including evidence-based treatments.
Based on the quality of the relationship, the difficulty of the interview, and the reliability of the data collected, participants learn to make informed risk stratification decisions to determine the level of care recommended or required. Training includes modules on means reduction, collaborative crisis safety planning, managing/monitoring risk over time, documentation, and skills practice sessions.

QPRT 2.0 |
Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Pro
₹ 10000

You will receive your login credentials/an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing the course

What you’ll learn

  • Explain suicide as a major global public health problem
  • Describe the relationship of mental illness, by diagnosis, to suicide risk
  • Critique the current challenges in suicide risk assessment
  • Recite clinically relevant risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviour
  • Explain the current limitations in suicide risk assessment
  • Recite three reasons why suicide risk often goes undetected
  • Describe at least five risk factors for suicide
  • Describe at least five protective factors for suicide
  • Describe the rationale for the QPRT Suicide Risk Management Inventory©
  • Demonstrate the use of the 7 QPRT protocol stem questions and the reasons each
  • Employ a proven risk assessment interview protocol
  • Conduct and document a comprehensive suicide risk assessment
  • Describe when and why reassessment of suicide risk is indicated
  • Apply common terms about suicidal behaviour and communicate effectively with other clinicians about suicidal patients
  • Avoid claims of suicide malpractice
  • Participants should ALSO be able to
  • Describe/discuss personal discomfort and comfort with suicide
  • Establish rapport, and engagement strategies, and apply initial probes for suicidal ideation
  • Demonstrate how to gather data related to suicidal ideation and history from the patient and other available collateral sources
  • Assess current and historic suicidal ideations, plans and attempts
  • Explain how to collect and integrate health, mental health and substance-related treatment history, mental status examination, and current social, environmental, and/or economic constraints into a treatment plan for a suicidal person.
  • Probe for, discuss, and reduce access to any means of suicide under consideration
  • Assess the person’s readiness for acceptance of a safety plan and/or treatment as well as the needs of others involved in the current situation
  • Demonstrate and document a collaborative patient safety and shared risk management plan in a concise and competent manner
  • Prepare and formulate a risk stratification decision to guide “next steps” toward enhanced patient safety, crisis mitigation and/or treatment disposition
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