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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss five interpersonal theories of adolescent suicide.
-Describe three predictors of adolescent suicide.
-Explain three aspects regarding adolescent suicide ideation.
-Describe four steps regarding intervention for suicidal young people.
-Describe six adolescent suicide risk.
-Discuss four steps regarding suicide-related behavior in young people.
-Name first four myths about adolescent suicide.
-List four more myths about adolescent suicide.
-Identify four barriers to communication between parents and suicidal adolescents.
-List four parenting skills for handling suicidal adolescents.
-Discuss four techniques parents can use to foster self-determination in suicidal teens.
-Identify four guidelines regarding suicide intervention.
-Describe two family therapy techniques regarding adolescent suicidal attempt.
-Name four techniques that may help suicidal teen clients cope with self-injurious thoughts.
-Name the four psychosocial factors to be considered regarding adolescent suicide risk.
-Explain the factor accounts for the increased risk of suicide in gay adolescents.
-Explain the factors contribute to teen vulnerability regarding limited decision making skills, poor problem-solving abilities, and irrational decision making when overcome by stress, intense affect, or inescapable conflict.
-Explain females, especially ethnic Puerto Rican females.
-Explain the factors in mother daughter relations have been linked to the suicide attempts of adolescent females.
-Explain what are the factors regarding depression in adolescents make it difficult to diagnose.
-Explain what may be an effective treatment for depressed adolescents.
-Explain what may reduce the gap between males and females in suicide rates in the future.
-Explain what did Manor’s article note about this treatment approach, although for many years there has been an assumed connection between suicide and psychosis, resulting in the practice of placing adolescents who attempted suicide in hospital psychiatric wards for observation or treatment.
-Explain when does the wish to die arise and when do suicidal tendencies develop.
-Name three myths and misconceptions about suicide that parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and the adolescent population itself are not made aware of.
-Name the first step in what can become a long-term healing process.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."