Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

Key Facts

Study Load: 1 Day
Location: Available Australia-Wide
Delivery Mode: Online
Intake: On request
Fees: Price negotiated depending on group size and location.

Course Overview

Suicide risk assessment and intervention can be a difficult area for psychologists and counsellors. Many of us don’t have a practical framework for working with clients experiencing suicidality and we can become stressed by having to carry the load alone. Often our training in this area is minimal or based on strategies more suited to a team based workplace where suicidal clients are managed in partnership.

This workshop will be experiential and practical, and participants can expect to come out with the basic skills to assess client risk, intervene appropriately and refer effectively.

  • How to identify suicide risk – signs and symptoms
  • How and when to ask questions about suicide
  • How to assess the level of suicide risk
  • Suicide intervention strategies based on current research
  • Duty of care with suicidal clients
  • Referral options for acutely and chronically suicidal

This workshop is relevant to ongoing and continuing professional development for counsellors and psychologists may meet the CPD requirements for approximately 6 active CPD points.

What does this course offer?

Learning Objectives

The below learning outcomes can be tailored based on your organisation’s needs.

  • Referral
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Assessment of presenting problem
  • Case conceptualisation
  • Differential diagnosis (application of DSM5 criteria).

Course Structure

The course is delivered from 9.00am until 4.00pm and can either be scheduled for online delivery or held at our head office in 391-393 Tooronga Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123. If you have suitable facilities, our team can come to you.

Our Trainers

This course is delivered by one of our experienced trainers.

Further Information

If you would like to attend this course as an individual, please submit your interest here. Our team will be in contact if and when we are able to deliver a public course.


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