On-Demand CE Training

ODL 240: Suicide Assessment and Intervention

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Created on 02/17/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


One of a clinician’s biggest responsibilities is assessing and intervening with suicidal clients. In this training, comprehensive suicide assessment tools and approaches will be discussed. Learn about best practices for completing a thorough suicide assessment. Discover evidenced-based intervention methods to address suicidality and reduce risk. Classify legal and ethical requirements for effective practice. Leave this workshop with newfound confidence and skills to support suicidal clients.  

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  •  Identify thorough suicide assessment procedures and practices
  •  Formulate a risk level and employ strategies to reduce suicidality
  •  Explain therapeutic approaches for supporting suicidal clients
  •  Apply evidenced-based approaches to intervene with suicide
  •  Identify legal and ethical requirements for effective practice


Diane Bigler, LCSW, LSCSW, and owner of Diane Bigler Therapy Services, Inc. 

Diane Bigler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the social services field. Diane has held positions as a therapist (in-home and outpatient), private practice owner, trainer/facilitator, clinical supervisor, and Professor of Social Work. She also has experience in corporate wellness training and coaching. Diane is most passionate about providing quality educational training to professionals. She enjoys spoiling her four Dachshunds and anything 80’s related.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work –  5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.