Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Interprofessional
The professional diversity of participants is one of the greatest strengths of the programs offered by the RNPDC. The Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Interprofessional Program (SRAI) is a perfect illustration of this vitality in action. Learners such as Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and Social Workers from acute, crisis, and rehabilitation settings bring a broad range of experience to the program.
The performance based certification SRAI Interprofessional Program prepares health care clinicians to perform suicide risk assessments and interventions in their clinical setting with individuals who are at risk.
The program is designed to meet learning needs of:
The competencies for the SRAI Interprofessional program are arranged under four general competency areas:
This interprofessional program is a three-month, part-time, guided learning experience requiring approximately 8 hours of study per week, for a total of 104 hours of study time. It has been designed with four comprehensive units describing the concepts of risk, coping, crisis, and chronicity, as they relate to suicide risk assessment and intervention. The program also:
At the completion of this program clinicians will be able to carry out a suicide risk assessment and provide safe and effective interventions for individuals at risk, doing so at the predetermined proficiency level of competent or advanced beginner clinician.
Clinicians with prior experience, knowledge, and skills may qualify for partial credit towards course requirements.
September 1 - December 15, 2017; Registration deadline July 14, 2017
Program Admin: Dee Mason or 902-473-7322
Academic Fees (for payment options, click here):
Fees vary for learners from outside Nova Scotia and DND, please contact faculty for applicable costs.