Division of Continuing and Extended Education
Cleveland State University

Enhancing our ability to assess for suicide risk: Strategies for evaluation and safety planning



Course Information

Title: Enhancing our ability to assess for suicide risk: Strategies for evaluation and safety planning


Course start date: Friday, May 12, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Check-in will start at 11:45 A.M



Registration & Payment




The registration period has closed for this event.

Registration cost: $25.00


Last day to register: 5/12/2023 7:00 AM




Course Description

Course will help attendees enhance their ability to assess and evaluate for suicide risk. Attention will also be given to populations at a higher risk for suicide. The course will include information regarding factors that increase and protect against suicide risk. In addition, attendees will be provided with strategies to utilize when completing a suicide risk assessment and critical factors to include when developing a safety plan. Attendees will also be encouraged to engage in a role play to practice completing portions of a suicide risk assessment.



· Identify factors that place individuals at an increased risk for suicide.

· Identify factors that protect against suicide risk.

· Identify populations at higher risk of suicide

· Discuss strategies for engaging individuals in a suicide risk assessment.

· Identify critical aspects of a safety plan

· Demonstrate ability to complete a suicide risk assessment


Dr. Ross obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Spalding University in 2016. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Lexington VA Medical Center with a focus on treating PTSD and substance use disorders among the Veteran population. She went on to complete post-doctoral training on the residential PTSD and substance use disorders treatment team at the Lexington VAMC. Dr. Ross returned to Ohio in 2017. She is currently working for the VA Northeast Ohio Medical Center on the PTSD Clinical Team. Her focus and passion is in treating Veterans diagnosed with PTSD using trauma-focused and evidence-based therapies. In addition, Dr. Ross serves as an adjunct faculty member for Spalding University teaching undergraduate psychology courses.


CEU: Units - 1


Please note that attendees must be present for the entirety of the course to obtain credit.

  • Check-in will start at 11:45 A.M.


Professional Approvals

CASAL is a Sponsored Provider for continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The approval number for this course is MCST05234962.

CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056.

CSU Alumni

Contact your College or School for information regarding available Alumni discount programs. Email cecasal@csuohio.edu


Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Cleveland State University Division of Continuing and Extended Education Cancellation Refund Policy.


Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days before the start of the first class. There are no refunds for a cancellation with less than 48 hours' notice. After class starts, there are no changes or cancellations. Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process.

Contact Us

Questions regarding the course email cecasal@csuohio.edu or call (216) 523-7234.



Format: Live webinar

The webinar link will be included in the confirmation email.


If you are having trouble signing onto the webinar the day of the event please call the event organizer at 216.387.2142


Thank you very much for your registration to the course.

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