Introduction to the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
A continuing education training for mental health professionals with Dr. Kelley Posner Gerstenhaber

An introduction and overview of the most widespread standardized suicide assessment tool (C-SSRS), a science-driven screening model to accurately assess suicidality, determine the risk level, and offer appropriate support.

Learn directly from the developer of the tool herself, Dr. Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, Ph.D., clinical professor of medical psychology at Columbia University. She is the director of The Columbia Lighthouse Project, a nonprofit with a mission to teach the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) to therapists and clinicians.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the benefit of regular suicide screening.
Discuss the steps in suicide screening using the C-SSRS.

Presenter Bio

Kelly Posner Gerstenhaber, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University. She is the Director of The Columbia Lighthouse Project. The project’s goal is to disseminate the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), a tool to assess risk for suicide, the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs.

Accreditation Statement:
CE Credits: 1.5
The Wellness Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TWI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The New York State Education Department recognizes the Wellness Institute as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Psychologists, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LMFTs.
Social Workers, LMFTs, and LPC/LMHC in many states can satisfy their continuing education requirements at this event. Contact [email protected] for more information.
For beginner, intermediate, and advanced professionals.
The Wellness Institute, the event planners, and the presenters receive no commercial support for this program.