This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and address suicide risk in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Drawing from evidence-based practices and the latest research, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals with ASD in relation to suicidal ideation and behavior.
Suicide & Autism: Risk & Prevention | Ethics & DEI CEU Credits: 2
Emily M. Lund, PhD, CRC, is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling at the University of Alabama. Their primary research interests include interpersonal violence and trauma in people with disabilities; suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in people with disabilities; the experiences of graduate students with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ issues, particularly as they intersect with disability. Dr. Lund has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles and edited two books on these and similar topics. Their work emphasizes positive disability identity development, marginalization, intersectionality, and disability cultural competence.
- Identify risk factors for suicide in people with ASD
- Identify ways in which people communicate about suicide.
- Develop strategies for asking about suicidality.
- Develop behaviors to respond effectively when working with individuals who may be suicidal