Suicide Care in Health Care Systems

Dr. Sung is a board-certified psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

This virtual, live training will provide a conceptual model for understanding how suicidality develops and becomes acute as well as what the recommended pathway of care should be for patients at risk of suicide.  This clinical pathway moves from identification of suicidal ideation to assessment, formulation, management, treatment, recovery, and follow‐up monitoring. General principles including guidance from The Joint Commission and other evidence‐based recommendations for identification, assessment, formulation, management and treatment of suicide risk will be presented in a 3‐hour plenary in the morning.  This will be followed by a choice of four 3‐hour concurrent sessions focused on treatment and recovery. Sessions to be named.

Registration will open in May 2024 for the September 2024 training.

Training Details

By the end of this 6-hour training, learners should be able to:

  1.  Use evidence based, screening, assessment, formulation, management, and treatment tools with suicidal patients.
  2. Start suicide care with a clinical narrative that reflects the suicide behavior or risk event
  3. Follow evidence‐based principles in treating suicidality and helping the patient recover

Length: 6 hours

Format: Virtual, Live

Cost: Fee schedule to be posted.

Continuing Education: CME certificate available upon successful completion of this training.


Dr. Jeff Sung


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