Suicide-Focused Assessment and Treatment: An Update for Professionals

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Offered by McLean Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The suicide rate has increased significantly over the past two decades, with nearly 50,000 people currently dying from suicide in America each year.

To respond to our field’s most pressing clinical challenge, national suicide experts will present the most recent, cutting-edge advances in suicide-focused assessment and treatment using a comprehensive online syllabus.


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Who Attends

  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists
  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Physicians, Physician Assistants


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current risk factors, including recognizing the vulnerability of special populations and older adults
  • Utilize current methods of assessment, such as classifying suicide risk and formulating approaches to crisis care
  • Apply newer approaches to suicide assessment
  • Evaluate the newer treatments—such as ketamine, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and cognitive therapy—and their impact on improving outcomes

Optional Continuing Education Credits


All Attendees


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October 20, 2021


All times listed are Eastern time zone

  • Wednesday


    October 20, 2021


Course Directors

Douglas G. Jacobs, MD

McLean Hospital

Alan Schatzberg, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

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October 20, 2021

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Continuing Education Opportunities

McLean Hospital, in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, hosts a series of conferences focused on topics in mental health.

With expert speakers from around the globe, the courses include panel presentations, question and answer sessions, and other engaging learning formats.

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Accreditations and Approvals

Live attendance is required to obtain CE credits.


Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants meeting requirements will receive 4.5 CE credits.


This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 4.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count toward 50% of the nursing requirement for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 4.5 social work continuing education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR Collaborative of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work authorization number D90607.

Social workers from New York and New Jersey: your licensing board may not accept credits from Massachusetts. You should contact them directly to see if they will allow NASW-MA credits for relicensure.

NBCC-ACEP-clear-webLicensed Mental Health Counselors

McLean Hospital has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6085. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. McLean Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This offering meets the requirements for up to 4.5 NBCC hours.

Disclosure Policy

McLean Hospital adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is McLean’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that McLean may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


CME activities accredited by McLean Hospital are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

Refund Policy

This webinar is offered free of charge.

Continuing education credits are available upon completion of a course evaluation and payment of a $27.50 processing fee. We are unable to provide refunds for CE credit processing.


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