Suicide Risk Assessment Education for Counselors Who Work with Clients with Substance Use Disorders

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603293
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Suicide Risk Assessment Education for Counselors Who Work with Clients with Substance Use Disorders
Author(s):
Olson, Stacie L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Upsilon
Author Details:
Stacie L. Olson, RN, NP (AdultPsych), stacie.olson@email.und.edu
Abstract:
Sesson presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background/Significance: Suicide is the leading cause of death in people who abuse alcohol and drugs.  The role of the counselor is to assess a client’s risk for suicide, yet according to the literature counselors have a limited background in formalized training on suicide prevention.  Methods/procedures: A suicide prevention training intervention designed for addiction counselors was conducted for 11 counseling and professional staff working in a substance abuse treatment center. The training intervention was compared and evaluated pre-intervention, post-intervention, and six weeks post intervention to assess changes in attitudes (using ASP scale), confidence (using COSE scale), knowledge (using knowledge quiz), and facilitative skills in suicide management (using SIRI 2) on suicide prevention. Outcomes/findings: There were no statistically significant changes in subjects’ scores post intervention in reference to counselors’ attitudes, confidence, and facilitative suicide skills. However, the power of this study was low (48%) and sample si ze small. (N=11). Despite the lack of power, there was a large clinically significant effect size (0.64) between the pre and post SIRI survey scores which demonstrated a change in competence in recognizing facilitative suicide responses.  In addition, 64% of the participants had prior training in suicide prevention, which also may have affected this studies results. Knowledge did show statistically significant changes in subjects’ scores post intervention t -2.68 ( p<.023), which demonstrated a positive benefit of training on suicide prevention. Summary: In the future a larger sample size should be used to assess changes in attitudes, confidence, knowledge, and skills of counselors and professional staff using the suicide prevention training.  Training was well accepted by the participants, and there continues to be a need for education on suicide prevention for clients with substance use disorders.
Keywords:
Advanced practice nurse; Evidence based suicide training; Mental Health
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.63
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleSuicide Risk Assessment Education for Counselors Who Work with Clients with Substance Use Disordersen
dc.contributor.authorOlson, Stacie L.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Upsilonen
dc.author.detailsStacie L. Olson, RN, NP (AdultPsych), stacie.olson@email.und.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603293en
dc.description.abstractSesson presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background/Significance: Suicide is the leading cause of death in people who abuse alcohol and drugs.  The role of the counselor is to assess a client’s risk for suicide, yet according to the literature counselors have a limited background in formalized training on suicide prevention.  Methods/procedures: A suicide prevention training intervention designed for addiction counselors was conducted for 11 counseling and professional staff working in a substance abuse treatment center. The training intervention was compared and evaluated pre-intervention, post-intervention, and six weeks post intervention to assess changes in attitudes (using ASP scale), confidence (using COSE scale), knowledge (using knowledge quiz), and facilitative skills in suicide management (using SIRI 2) on suicide prevention. Outcomes/findings: There were no statistically significant changes in subjects’ scores post intervention in reference to counselors’ attitudes, confidence, and facilitative suicide skills. However, the power of this study was low (48%) and sample si ze small. (N=11). Despite the lack of power, there was a large clinically significant effect size (0.64) between the pre and post SIRI survey scores which demonstrated a change in competence in recognizing facilitative suicide responses.  In addition, 64% of the participants had prior training in suicide prevention, which also may have affected this studies results. Knowledge did show statistically significant changes in subjects’ scores post intervention t -2.68 ( p<.023), which demonstrated a positive benefit of training on suicide prevention. Summary: In the future a larger sample size should be used to assess changes in attitudes, confidence, knowledge, and skills of counselors and professional staff using the suicide prevention training.  Training was well accepted by the participants, and there continues to be a need for education on suicide prevention for clients with substance use disorders.en
dc.subjectAdvanced practice nurseen
dc.subjectEvidence based suicide trainingen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:47:27Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:47:27Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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