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8 Hours

Suicide Assessment and Intervention for Mental Health Professionals (SAIT)

  • Audiences Mental Health Professionals
  • CEs Available


Recognizing and addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in clients is vital for any mental health professional, yet many in the field do not receive adequate training in this critical area.

Our Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training (SAIT) for Mental Health Professionals is designed to improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and other mental health professionals who identify high-risk individuals and plan for their care. Developed by clinicians, this training is based on the latest research and recommendations in the field of suicidology. This training has also demonstrated increased knowledge, confidence, and changes in clinical practice in published outcomes studies.

This full-day training is divided into 12 modules that include interactive discussions and activities. Participants will learn:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for suicide in youth, adolescents, and adults.
  • To identify and manage personal reactions to suicidal behavior.
  • To utilize best practices in risk formulation and safety planning.
  • Strategies to increase positive outcomes during the clinical interview.
  • Suicide postvention strategies, liability management, and the role of self-care.

This 8-hour training offers 6.5 hours of continuing education.


  • Audience: Mental Health Professionals
  • Length: 8 hours
  • CEs: Available

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