Core Competencies in Suicide Prevention and Treatment


Primary Children’s Hospital in partnership with Division of Substance Abuse and Mental health is pleased to announce Core Competencies in Suicide Assessment and Treatment.

Enhance your knowledge and increase integration of skills associated with suicide risk assessment, risk formulation and suicide specific care management in your clinical practice. This training will target gaps in core competency areas identified in a 2017 study completed by Primary Children’s Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, and University of Utah of mental health providers in Utah.

This course is specifically designed for mental health providers working in our community as skills gained in this course are transferable across all mental health settings. This course is ideal the following license types: LCSW, CMHC, SSW, MFT, and other mental health providers seeking to develop their skills. This training offers 3.5 CEUs in suicide prevention:

Core Competency Areas included in this training:

  • Attitudes and Approaches for Working with Suicidal Clients
  • Understanding Suicide
  • Collecting Assessment Information
  • Formulating Risk
  • Developing a Treatment and Services Plan
  • Managing Care
  • Understanding Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Suicidality

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Please register for the session that best fits your needs.

June 7, 2019 - Salt Lake City

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Intermountain Medical Center
5171 S Cottonwood St., Murray, UT 84107
Doty Education Center - West Auditorium

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June 28, 2019 - Ogden

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McKay Dee Hospital 
4401 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403
Dee Auditorium

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August 2, 2019 - Utah Valley

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Utah Valley Hospital
1034 N 500 W, Provo, UT 84606
Sorenson Tower, Classroom 6

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October 11, 2019 - St. George

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dixie Regional Hospital
1380 E Medical Center Dr., St. George, UT 84790
Zion/Red Mountain Room

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Sessions are limited to 35 participants each. Please email if you'd like to be notified of upcoming sessions. 



Event Contact Information
Contact Name Jessica Strong