Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Describe the role of impulsivity, ambivalence, and differing lethality of methods in contributing to suicide deaths and attempts.
- Describe how counseling on access to lethal means fits into suicide prevention counseling.
- Ask your patients/clients about their access to lethal means.
- Work with your patients/clients on reducing access to lethal means, particularly firearms and medications, including:
- Communicate effectively with your patients/clients about this issue.
- Set goals for reducing access and develop a plan that is acceptable to both you and your patients/clients.
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Register or log-in at https://training.sprc.org/login/index.php to access this course.
This course is open to anyone. It is designed especially for providers who counsel people at risk for suicide, primarily mental health and medical providers, but also clergy and social service providers.
This course can be completed in approximately two hours. You do not have to complete the course in one session. You can exit the course at any time and return later to the place where you left off.
To receive a certificate of completion you must take the pre-test, complete the entire course, pass the post-test (passing score is 80% or higher), and answer the feedback survey questions.
SPRC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6581. This program is eligible for 2 NBCC clock hours and approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886393521-4651) for 2 continuing education contact hours.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SPRC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.