Risk Assessments and Safety Plans

In this course, Rachel Tomlinson explores the various categories of risk and the factors that either increase risk or are protective in the context of suicide and self-harm. Practical strategies for risk assessment and safety planning are offered.

About this course

In this course, Rachel Tomlinson (B.A., Psych; PGDip, Psych; registered psychologist) explains the three types of risk, discusses both static and dynamic risk factors, and outlines protective factors. Tomlinson emphasises the importance of asking directly about suicidal ideations and self-harm when doing risk assessments and notes how useful Likert-type rating scales are. She offers numerous practical strategies for effective safety planning.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Rachel Tomlinson

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