AMSR is a one-day training workshop for masters-level behavioral health professionals. The 6.5-hour workshop is based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care. REGISTRATION

Questions? Contact Elaine Cooper,

About the Workshop

Health care providers face many challenges when working with people at risk for suicide. Calm and compassion are needed the most and yet can be the hardest to maintain when working with someone at risk for suicide. Some patients may not disclose thoughts of suicide, and even when they do, the health care provider must make judgment calls about unpredictable outcomes, often with insufficient or contradictory information.

AMSR presents five of the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for addressing them. Teaching and skill-building methods include: 

  • Video demonstrations 
  • Group discussion 
  • Paired practice 
  • Documentation practice 
  • Reflection 
  • Expert teaching 


AMSR is designed for masters-level health care providers who have a master's or doctoral degree in a behavioral health field, including:  

  • Social workers 
  • Professional counselors 
  • Marriage and family therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Psychiatric nurses

Continuing Education Credits

6.5 continuing education credits are available from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Psychological Association (APA), and Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME). Credits from NASW and NBCC are accepted by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Credits are also available for Kentucky marriage and family therapists (MFTs).