• Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk - Substance Use Disorders
2021 Behavioral Health Workforce Development Series Ends September 30, 2021 | 11:59 p.m.


Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk – Substance Use Disorders

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

7 CE Credits

This training is approved for CE for substance use disorder treatment providers, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C7.

Level of Course | 200 Intermediate

The AMSR-SUD curriculum follows national guidelines for evidence-based practices including: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Suicide Prevention and the Clinical Workforce: Guidelines for Training. The training aims to provide participants with the background knowledge and practical skills that they need to address suicidal risk and behaviors in clients in care for substance use disorder treatment.


  1. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and apply practical skills in the following areas: Approaching your Work, Understanding Suicide, Gathering Information, Formulating Risk, and Planning and Responding.
  2. Increased willingness, confidence, and clarity in working with individuals at risk for suicide.
  3. Increased ability to identify how they can better care for individuals at risk for suicide.


  • 8:30am – Overview/Approaching Your Work
  • 9:50am – Understanding Suicide (Part 1)
  • 10:30am – Break
  • 10:25am – Understanding Suicide (Part 2)
  • 11:15am – Gathering information (Part 1)
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm – Gathering information (Part 2)
  • 1:40pm – Formulating Risk (Part 1)
  • 2:30pm – Break
  • 2:35pm – Formulating Risk (Part 2)
  • 3:05pm – Planning and Responding
  • 4:10pm – Organizational Protocols and Wrap-up, Evaluation
  • 4:30pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Presented by Josephine Ridley, PhD

Psychologist at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Josephine Ridley, PhD is the Assistant Chief, Psychology Service. She is the Supervisory Psychologist for Residential and Intensive Outpatient Programs. She is the Program Director for the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency. She is also a Major Preceptor, Psychosocial Rehabilitation for SMI. Josephine also serves as Residency Chair for the Psychology Service Diversity Committee.

Please note, the webinar is limited to the first 50 people who register.

Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068