Clinical Social Work With Suicidal Youth and Adults

By Jonathan B. Singer and Juli Chaffee
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell

Developed in collaboration with social workers Jonathan B. Singer, Juli Chaffee, and Jerrold R. Brandell, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skillsets they need to effectively treat suicidal youth and adults.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1.5 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Identify factors that can impact suicide risk.
  • Identify the elements of suicide risk assessments and safety plans.
  • Describe attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP).

You will earn 1.5 credits by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW is an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago, founder and host of the award-winning Social Work Podcast, co-lead of the social work technology Grand Challenge, and president of the American Association of Suicidology.


Juli Chaffee, M.S.W., LCSW owns a counseling agency that provides clinical psychotherapy for family, individual, and marriage needs, group therapy, and crisis intervention services to the community, local agencies, and schools. She is currently a doctoral student at Loyola University.

Jerrold R. Brandell is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Social Work, where he taught from 1992 -2020, and also served in several administrative roles, including interim dean. A practicing psychotherapist-psychoanalyst, he is (founding) editor-in-chief of Psychoanalytic Social Work. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and 16 books in the discipline.