Washington State Suicide Assessment CEU Requirements and Its Impact on You
You may be wondering, why are Occupational Therapists required to complete Washington State Suicide assessment CEU courses? Washington State is beautiful. Extensive nature seamlessly blends with vibrant cities offering character and plenty of work opportunities. Yet, over the past several years, a not-so-appealing trend has plagued Washington state. Suicide.
In response to the growing incidence of suicide in the state, the Washington legislature passed a new law in 2014 requiring that Occupational Therapists and other health professionals complete mandatory 6 hours of continuing education in suicide assessment, treatment, and management. In 2014, there were 1,119 deaths by suicide in Washington out of more than 42,700 suicide deaths in the U.S., according to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics.
Occupational Therapy University is offering the following two courses which are both approved by Washington State.
- Suicide Assessment, Screening and Referral Treatment
- List common cognitive distortions
- Recognize the different social theories of suicide
- Differentiate between warning signs and risk factors associated with increased risk of suicide
- Determine the level of risk of a suicidal person
- Identify evidence-based programs for treatment and management of suicide ·
- Describe the elements of a safety plan
- Recognize what is helpful for the attempt survivor
- Suicide Screening and Referral Elements
- Identify Suicide as a cause of death in the United States
- Recognize the common theories of suicidality
- Identify common thinking patterns of suicidal people
- List three screening tools
- Recognize the warnings signs of associated with suicidal ideation
- Identify risk factors that are associated with increased risk of suicide
- Cite three resources for referral
- Identify the elements of a safety plan
- Cite effective ways to help a suicidal person
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