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Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training

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Description The Australian Psychological Society (APS), with the funding of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, has developed a professional development training package for allied health clinicians working under the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service.

The Australian Psychological Society (APS), with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, has developed this professional development training package for allied health workers working under the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service.

The ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service is designed to provide support to people in the community who are at risk of suicide or self-harm and is delivered though Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals.

The aim of the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training is to equip allied health workers with foundational knowledge and skills to assist working with and effectively engaging populations at risk of suicide and serious self-harm. Under the ATAPS framework, allied health workers have been have been defined to include psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, occupational therapists and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

This online course is next iteration of the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Training Package developed earlier by the APS.

For details about the ATAPS program please click here

The aim of the Suicide Prevention Professional Development Training is to equip allied health clinicians with foundational knowledge and skills which will assist them to work with and effectively engage populations at risk of suicide and serious self-harm.

Upon completing this training course and after successfully completing the required assessment tasks for each topic, allied health clinicians will be eligible to work under the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service.

Content outline

Topic 1 - About Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour
Topic 2 - Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention
Topic 3 - Working with Populations at Risk of Suicide or Serious Self-Harm
Topic 4 - Referrals and Self-Care for the Allied Health Worker

Learning format

 Four self-paced topics
 Each topic includes a printable learning guide, online video presentations and demonstrations, interactive activities, readings, an online discussion forum and other relevant resources to enable you to demonstrate active learning in your annual CPD portfolio
 Participants must successfully complete an online assessment for each topic in order to pass the course
 Certificate of completion.

What do you need to access this CPD?

You should be able to access this online CPD with a modern computer (including access to a printer) that is less than three years old. Please check with your IT supplier and your internet provider that your computer and internet service has the following:

 One of the following browsers installed: Internet Explorer version 7+, Safari 4+ or Firefox 3+ (JavaScript and pop-ups must be enabled)
 An internet connection with a minimum of 512Kbps bandwidth
 An audio device such as speakers or headphones
 A screen with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
CPD Hours
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8 hours
[APS Institute CPD]
Location Australia Wide, Australia
Start/End Date 2 Apr 2012 to 31 Dec 2015
Time Online CPD can be accessed 24 hours a day
Cost ATAPS practitioners: Free. Non-ATAPS practitioners: $165.00 (inclusive of GST)
Notes Please note - The cost of developing this training course has been subsidised by the Department of Health and Ageing.
Organiser APS National Office
Contact Name APS National Office
Email elearning@psychology.org.au
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