Tele-Mental Health Risk Assessment

Presented By Karen Roller, PhD | Florence Saint-Jean, PhD | Kelly Coker, PhD
Karen Roller, PhD Florence Saint-Jean, PhD Kelly Coker, PhD

1.5 Hours | 1.5 CEs

This on-demand professional training program on Tele Mental Health Risk Assessment is presented by Kelly Coker, Ph.D., Karen Roller, Ph.D., and Florence Saint-Jean, Ph.D., in partnership with the Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University.

This program is part of a collection of programs designed to lead to a Foundation for Digital Mental Health. It can also be taken as a stand-alone learning module. This program provides an overview of how to assess the potential risk of suicide in tele-mental health counseling. Risk assessment a distance, actions to take following a risk assessment, and legal and licensure implications will be explored.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Identify initial steps to mitigate risk in tele-mental health, including intake, initial assessment, and informed consent.

Describe the legal and licensure considerations for suicide risk assessment for tele-mental health.

Describe how to respond to suicide risk concerns as they arise in tele-mental health, including determining the level of risk, frameworks for risk assessment, and possible action steps.

Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the suicide risk assessment process, which incorporates the use of professional consultation.


Presented By

Karen Roller, PhD

Karen Roller works in Counselor Education at Palo Alto University. Karen does research in mental health outreach for the underserved with Spanish-speaking migrant families in California, and lay trauma resolution training in Haiti. She is currently focusing on attachment-based parent-involvement pre...

Presented By

Florence Saint-Jean, PhD

Florence, a.k.a Dr. Flo, founded Global Trauma Research because she trusts that anyone can get through a traumatic event with the right support. She believes her purpose is to be used by God and, through leadership, help people attain their goals by means of prayer, education, counseling, and suppor...

Presented By

Kelly Coker, PhD

Dr. Kelly Coker, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Counseling Department at Palo Alto University and is a licensed professional counselor (#4490) in North Carolina. Kelly has conducted research and published findings in refereed journals related to substance abuse prevention and intervent...

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Program Partner

Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University

We are proud to partner with the Center for m²Health at Palo Alto University for this training. The Center for m²Health's goal is to develop, evaluate, and implement mobile mental health technologies to help provide affordable, accessible, and evidence-based mental health care to populations worldwide. They provide populations around the world with transdiagnostic screening tools alongside personalized and guided programs for anxiety, traumatic stress, depression, eating disorders, stress, substance abuse, and suicide prevention. In order to implement these effective programs worldwide, they also provide training to clinicians and work with leading institutions in other countries.

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