Course curriculum

    1. Course Handouts

    2. Suicide Risk Assessment and Treatment (July 12, 2024)

    3. Course Evaluation

    4. Copy of Thanks for joining us!

About this course

  • $60.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


Virtual via Zoom

This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

It is nearly a certainty that mental health providers will be tasks with assisting a client coping with suicidal ideation; the likelihood of a DBT® therapist treating a high acuity client is dramatically higher than their peers. This program is designed to help clinicians feel prepared for the moment a suicidal client seeks support. Participants will review a fictional vignette and discuss multiple methods for broaching the topic of suicide and completing a thorough assessment and safety plan. Participants will also spend time distinguishing non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behavior (including examining the possible functions of these behaviors). Providers will review evidence-based means for assessing suicide risk, particularly the Linehan Risk Assessment and Management Protocol (LRAMP). Ultimately, providers will leave this program feeling more prepared to intervene early and effectively when it comes to serving clients with suicidal ideation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize risk factors and protective factors when assessing clients with suicidal ideation.

  • Participants will be able to identify evidence-based suicide risk assessments.

  • Participants will be able to assess for risk of suicidality or self-harm and create a thorough safety plan.

  • Participants will be able to apply the Linehan Risk Assessment and Management (LRAMP) protocol with clients expressing suicidal ideation or self-harm.

  • Participants will summarize & walk through a ethical decision -making model.

Audience & Skill Level


This course is designed for mental health providers of all levels to equip them with the familiarity and skills to assess and address suicide risk with their clients.

Course Outline & Agenda

  • 1:00-1:30 Review a fictional vignette and discuss methods for broaching the topic of suicidality.  
  • 1:30-2:15 Review recent trends, risk factors for suicide, and potentially at-risk groups  
  • 2:15-2:45 Discuss clinical considerations (besides risk assessment) to consider when supporting clients coping with suicidal ideation (ROI’s, Emergency Contacts, Functions of SI,) 
  • 2:45-3:30 Review evidence-based assessment tools for suicide (i.e. the Columbia, the ASQ, and helpful acronyms) 
  • 3:30-4:00 Review the LRAMP and clinical applications 
  • 4:00 Q&A, Discussion, and Course Evaluations 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Once completed and evaluation is received, certificates are released within seven business days.


Charles J. Potter


Charles J. (CJ) Potter is one of the clinical directors at Mindfully and a practicing Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor (LPCC-S). Part of CJ’s responsibilities at Mindfully includes staying abreast of best practices (including legal and ethical considerations) that impact clinical practice. In this session, CJ shares those insights as they relate specifically to clinical supervision of mental health providers (Counselors, Social-Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists).

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


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Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York, New York: The Guilford Press 

Linehan, M. (2015). DBT skills training manual (Second ed.). New York, New York: The Guilford Press.