Community Mental Health Provider Responses to a Competency-Based Training in Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention.
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- ACADEMIC JOURNAL
- Community Mental Health Journal (COMMUNITY MENT HEALTH J), Feb2019; 55(2): 257-266. (10p)
The present study evaluates of a competency-based suicide prevention training. A sample of community mental healthcare providers took part in a suicide risk assessment and prevention training, completing pre-post measures of knowledge, competency/skill and attitudes, as well as baseline interprofessional education (IPE) socialization. Training yielded moderate-to-large improvements in suicide-related knowledge, perceived risk assessment/prevention skills, attitudes toward helping patients, and professional capacity to work with suicidal patients. Small pre-post differences were observed recognizing the need for additional training. IPE socialization moderated impacts on professional capacity. This study offers support for the promising impacts of competency-based and IPE-specific training.