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ERIC Number: EJ1113286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Continuing Education on Suicide Assessment and Crisis Intervention for Social Workers and Other Mental Health Professionals: A Follow-Up Study
Mirick, Rebecca G.; Bridger, Joanna; McCauley, James; Berkowitz, Larry
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v36 n4 p363-379 2016
Historically, graduate training programs have not taught suicide assessment and intervention skills in depth; therefore, the development of effective continuing education offerings is relevant and necessary for practicing social workers. Although the ability to increase knowledge and confidence is critical, a focus on competency-based education demands that training participants also incorporate the new skills into practice. This study evaluates a 6 hour continuing education program on suicide assessment and intervention. A one-group, pretest/posttest/3-month follow-up design assessed changes in knowledge and confidence as well as participants' self-reported integration of knowledge and skills into their practice. Implications for continuing education programs on suicide assessment and intervention are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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