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Suicide prevention professional development training: V2 2014

Format Online
Description The aim of this Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training is to equip allied health clinicians with foundational knowledge and skills which will assist them to work engage with people and populations at risk of suicide and serious self-harm. The course consists of four modules that address: understanding suicide and suicidal behaviour; risk assessment and crisis intervention; working with populations at risk of suicide or serious self-harm; and referrals and self-care for allied health workers. Each module includes a printable learning guide, online video presentations, interactive activities, readings, and other relevant resources to enable demonstration of active professional development.

Upon completing this training course, allied health clinicians will be eligible to work under the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service. The ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service is designed to provide support to people in the community who are at risk of suicide or self-harm and is delivered though Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals. Under the ATAPS framework, allied health workers have been have been defined to include psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers. The Australian Psychological Society developed initial training and the course with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. For details about the ATAPS program please click here.

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8 hours
[APS Institute CPD]
Location Australia Wide, Australia
Start/End Date 13 Aug 2014 to 30 Jun 2017
Time Online CPD can be accessed 24 hours a day
Cost ATAPS practitioners: Free (place funded by the Australian Government Department of Health). Non-ATAPS practitioners: $250 (GST inclusive)
Notes The APS Institute spot audits registrations by ATAPS practitioners for funded places through contact with relevant Medicare Locals.
Organiser APS National Office
Contact Name APS National Office
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