The Suicide Assessment Manual for Inmates (SAMI)

Presented By Alana N. Cook, PhD
Alana N. Cook, PhD

5 hours | 5 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Suicide AssessmentManual for Inmates (SAMI) is presented by Alana Cook, PhD.

Dr. Cook reviews major concepts related to risk Assessment and management of suicide for inmates, teaches participants how to rate the risk factors on the SAMI, and reviews how the SAMI is used in practice. The Suicide AssessmentManual for Inmates (SAMI) is a set of guidelines for the comprehensive Assessmentof suicide risk of inmates based on the Structured Professional Judgement (SPJ) model. Populations of use are individuals of risk for suicide in custodial populations. Initial validation research on the SAMI is published in the SAMI manual.

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.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the major concepts related to suicide risk Assessmentfor inmates

Describe how to rate the risk factors on the SAMI

Describe how the measure can be used in practice (implementation issues)

Practice and receive feedback on the application of the SAMI to five training cases


Presented By

Alana N. Cook, PhD

Dr. Alana N. Cook, R.Psych. works in private practice providing treatment and psycholegal assessment services in and around Vancouver, BC. She is a Registered Psychologist of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. She holds academic positions as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psy...


1. Context & Key Concepts - Part 1

2. Context & Key Concepts - Part 2

3. SAMI Overview

4. Coding the SAMI Items

5. Risk Ratings, Formulation, and Management

6. Case #1 - Mary

7. Gold Standard: Mary

8. Mary Items Ratings and Case #2 - Mateo

9. Gold Standard: Mateo

10. Mateo Item Ratings and Case #3 - Jackson

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