In the digital era, suicidal individuals may express their desires, intentions, and plans for self-harm through text-based communication. Web-based channels offer a secure and confidential environment for intervention. This course focuses on effective online counseling and intervention techniques.
In some studies published in the new NOVA Science book "Internet and Suicide" (2009), several authors note that internet behavioral interventions appear effective due to the flexibility and confidentiality they offer. These interventions are accessible to diverse individuals, including those who prefer text-only communication, individuals with auditory or speech impairments, people from rural or underserved regions, and those who may be under the control of their family members or cannot afford to reveal their identity.
While such interventions may remain susceptible to security breaches and lack the ability to match words with verbal and behavioral cues, the key point is that providers need to be prepared to assist individuals in the cyberspace, and this training program was created specifically for that.
The knowledge competencies taught to all participants to earn a Certificate of Course Completion are listed below:
Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) credits. Online courses do not come with the supervision necessary to practise in real life situations. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.