Suicide Intervention Certification Online Course Overview
The suicide-informed theory and strategies taught in the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course are based on an ever-increasing body of research into the causes of suicide, and the best approaches for suicide prevention. The counseling methods and therapeutic strategies taught in this course flow from suicide-informed literature, and from the extensive clinical knowledge and experience of Dr. Jane Simington, the course developer. The methods taught in the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course give you the skills to help those who are at-risk for suicide, reclaim their personal power as you support the healing of the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual aspects of their being. During the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course, you apply advanced suicide-informed knowledge of trauma recovery and grief support and counseling, to help and heal those experiencing complicated grief, and the associated feelings of stigma and shame that result from a death by suicide.
1. The primary goals of the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course are that you gain the knowledge and skills to work in a wholistic way to prevent suicide; to offer interventions to individuals who are risk for suicide; and to support and counsel those who are bereaved following a death by suicide.
2. As part of being involved in this training, you practice techniques and strategies with other participants to enhance your skills with clients. These experiences help advance your own personal growth.
During the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course You:
- Gain knowledge of the major causes of suicide.
- Advance your skills to offer suicide preventive strategies.
- Gain the ability to asses suicide risk.
- Gain skills to adequately and effectively intervene during a suicide crisis.
- Offer advanced grief counseling and support to those who are bereaved from a death by suicide.
- Offer client, family, and community education on suicide prevention and intervention.
With the Purchase of the Suicide Intervention Certification Online course, you receive:
- All the Written Materials and Audiovisuals required to successfully master the content in the Units that teach you how to provide effective therapeutic interventions and counseling to those who are at Risk for Suicide.
- All the Written Materials and Audiovisuals required to successfully complete the one Unit that teaches you how to provide effective support and counseling to those bereaved by a death by Suicide.
- Exercises and Assignments specific to each Unit that enrich your abilities to apply the content in each Unit.
- Feedback from the Course Facilitator on your progress following the submission of the Required Assignments and Review Questions.
- Access to the Introduction Unit, the Application, and the Consent, are available immediately upon payment.
- Work at your own pace in the submission of Required Assignments and the Review Questions required for completion of each unit.
- There is a six month time frame allotted for the completion of all materials required for certification.
Reasons for Success
On a daily basis, people in numerous parts of the world are touched by the effects of suicide. While a variety of therapeutic approaches aimed at preventing suicide exist, most prove to be only minimally satisfactory. Several reasons exist for this lack of total effectiveness including:
1) Many helping models do not offer strategies appropriate to the social and cultural history of the person at-risk.
2) Most models designed to offer help during times of suicide focus on asking the right questions of the person at risk, and all but fail to address the degree of physical, mental, social, and soul pain being experienced by a person who is seriously considering suicide as an option.
The Suicide Intervention Certification Online course gives you the suicide-informed knowledge and skills to assess any physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual pain being experienced by a person at risk for suicide. The Suicide Intervention Certification Online course provides you with practical applications of effective wholistic and culturally-sensitive interventions that promote healing in every aspect of humanness.
Is This Training For You?
Globally, one million people die by suicide each year.1 Suicide is one of the top ten causes of death across all age groups.2 Suicide happens in every country around the world and respects no boundaries of age, culture, religion, or gender. Individuals in each of the groups listed below have the potential for being at risk for considering suicide as an option.
These and Others May Be At Risk For Suicide
- Residential school survivors
- Survivors of political terror and/or torture
- Active or retired military, firefighters, police officers
- Active or retired health professionals who respond to trauma: nurses, EMTs
- Victims of child abuse
- Adult survivors of child abuse
- Those with depression or other forms of mental illness
- Those whose experiences have caused them to feel hopeless or powerless
- Victims of bullying
- Those abusing alcohol or other drugs
- Those attempting to heal after a traumatic loss
- Those with uncontrollable anger and fears
- Those involved in domestic violence
- Those grieving sudden, tragic or multiple deaths
- Those unemployed following a difficult life event
- Those who have a family member who has attempted suicide or completed suicide
- Those who have a close friend who has attempted or completed suicide
- Those who have bullied someone, who since the bulling has attempted or completed suicide
If you are a professional or semi-professional working with, or would like to work with, individuals who are at risk for suicide, or with those who are bereaved by a death by suicide, this training is of great value to you.
If you are a professional or semi-professional choosing to be more suicide-informed, this training will most assuredly meet your learning and skill-attainment goals.
1). DeLeo D., Bertolote J., Lester D. (2002). Self-Directed Violence. In: Krug EG, Dahlberg LL, Mercy JA, Zwi AB, (Eds.). World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization: 185-212.
2). Young IT, Iglewicz A, Glorioso D. (2012). Clinical Research. www.dialogues-cns.org. Retrieved 1, 10, 2016