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Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals

Outpatient behavioral health providers play a crucial role in preventing suicides.
Studies have shown that a substantial proportion of people who died by suicide had either been in treatment or had some recent contact with a mental health professional. Yet many providers report that they feel inadequately trained to assess, treat, and manage suicidal patients or clients.


Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Mental Health Professionals meets providers’ need for research-informed, skills-based training.



The Workshop

AMSR is a one-day training for mental health professionals, including:

  • Social workers
  • Licensed counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists

6.5 continuing education credits are available from NASW, NBCC, APA, CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, KY MFT credits and Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).

AMSR Results

Evaluations of AMSR have shown statistically significant gains in participant knowledge as evidenced by pre- and post-training assessment scores.

Participants reported experiencing increased confidence and competence in assessing and managing suicidal patients.

Sponsor a Workshop

AMSR’s training coordinator can help your organization assess the feasibility of having a workshop in your area. It may be easier and less expensive than you think. For more information, including the price of AMSR workshops and trainers available in your area, please contact