Addiction Studies Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management Certificate

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This certificate enhances development and promotion of effective clinical and professional practice of assessment, treatment and management of suicidal behaviors. Courses provide an overview of the addiction process and issues related to suicide and mental health and explores the prevention public health model.

Required Courses
ADST 300SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS4
ADST 480WHERE SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH MEET4
ADST 482SUICIDE ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT4
ADST 484SUICIDE PREVENTION3
Total Credits15

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • compare and contrast the different models of addiction and categories of drugs of abuse to understand the cycle of addiction and addictive drugs that increase use;
  • identify factors related to the basic knowledge of the fundamental relationship between substance use disorders, mental health and suicide;
  • demonstrate proficiency in assessing for suicide potential using an approved risk assessment tool;
  • evaluate the role of the public health model data, etiology, risk and protective factors, and trends in the prevention of suicide.