Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians


Training & Accreditation

Psychological Autopsy Consultation and Training Services [PDF]

Beginning in the fall of 2011, AAS will inaugurate a 2-day, face-to-face training program in the psychological autopsy leading to certification as a Psychological Autopsy Investigator. The psychological autopsy, furthermore, helps promote understandings to the often-asked “why?” question raised by survivors regarding the suicide of their loved one, is used in case-control research studies to better ascertain risk factors for suicide, and helps to answer questions of causation in both individual cases of suicide and interconnections between cases, hence lessons learned to inform prevention efforts.

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk: Essential Skills for Clinicians (RRSR)

RRSR is an interactive training based on the core competencies mental health professionals need to know and be able to apply in order to effectively assess and manage suicide risk.

Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care (RRSR-PC)

The RRSR-PC was developed to provide Physicians (PCPs), Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants with the knowledge they need in order to include suicide risk assessments in routine office visits, to elicit risk, and work with patients to create treatment plans.  We are pleased to announce that the RRSR-PC Program has been listed in Section III of the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention (BPR). Read more...
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Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Rrisk in Primary Care Webinar (RRSR-PC Webinar)

The American Association of Suicidology, the experts in suicide prevention training for health care professionals, is pleased to announce webinar presentations of Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in Primary Care. This 90-minute program, utilizing clinical video vignettes, provides the learner with an interactive approach to recognizing the signs of depression and determining suicide risk. But it's more than just a webinar. You will come away with tools you can take back to your practice to put into use immediately.

School Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program

For school psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and all others dedicated to or responsible for reducing the incidence of suicide and suicidal behaviors among today's school-age youth.

AAS Crisis Center Accreditation

Validate your service delivery programs are performing according to nationally-recognized standards through AAS.

AAS Crisis Worker Certification Training

Upgrade crisis worker skills to improve both their confidence and competence in working with people in crisis and, most of all, those at-risk of suicide.