suicide, counselors-in-training, suicide prevention, self-efficacy, suicide assessment, adolescents
Adolescent suicide rates continue to rise within the United States. This study evaluated a Youth Suicide Prevention course in a Master’s in Counseling Program. Participants reported increases in knowledge and perceived ability to help suicidal clients post-training and in suicide prevention skills and suicide assessment and intervention self-efficacy at the 3-month follow-up. Implications for counselor education programs, such as using both experiential and didactic teaching methods, as well as timing suicide training before practicum, are discussed.
Gallo, L. L., Doumas, D. M., Moro, R., Midgett, A., & Porchia, S. (2019). Evaluation of a Youth Suicide Prevention Course: Increasing Counseling Students’ Knowledge, Skills, and Self-Efficacy. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(3). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/jcps/vol12/iss3/9