CPD Suicide Prevention in Adults: A Psychosocial Approach
Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits
The aims of the programme are to develop an understanding of psychosocial suicide prevention approaches and to apply psychosocial suicide prevention approaches in practice.
Course under review
After completing the module the student should be able to:
- Critically explore and evaluate psychosocial suicide prevention models and their influence on practice.
- Critically analyse the suicide risk factors related to psychosocial suicide prevention models as they may apply to the individual.
- Critically examine the wider context of psychosocial suicide prevention
- Critically evaluate the application of psychosocial suicide prevention dissemination in the workplace
Course contact will include:
- Evidence base for psychosocial suicide prevention
- Legal ethical professional aspects of psychosocial suicide prevention
- Philosophy of risk management
- Understanding of the influence of risk factors
- Risk formulation
- Safety planning
- Effective person centred care: collaboration/engagement, care, compassion and hope
Teaching and learning
The course is delivered over one semester, with a total of 200 hours of learning, 20 of these hours will be in the classroom.
The course is offered once per year.
You will attend one day per week, usually Thursday afternoons. You will be required to undertake online activity in between sessions.
Alternative qualifications considered
Evidence of study at level 6 to BA/BSc level, ideally 2:2 or above.
How to apply
To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU CPD application form. You will need to provide details of your qualifications and curent employment.
You will assessed via a 15 minute presentation and a 3000 word written assessment.
This course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes.