Suicide Assessment - Confidence to Make the Call

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – a time set aside to come together to raise awareness and discuss suicide prevention. Join the Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education as Scott James Smith, Ph.D., LMSW discusses the most up-to-date research on the risk factors for suicide, how to assess for risk, and how to develop a plan of action. 

Smith is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Oakland University. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine and is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak's Emergency Center where he provides psychiatric assessments and support. He also serves as a contributing member of the Wayne State School of Social Work Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. During his career as a social worker, Smith has worked in a variety of crisis mental health roles and worked closely with law enforcement. He provides a wide range of trainings and psychological services to police agencies, fire departments, and EMS companies to both prepare them to interact with individuals experiencing mental health and substance abuse challenges as well as to address their own mental health needs. 

RSVP's are required to obtain the Zoom information.

Attendees can obtain 2 social work CE's for a cost of $15. Learn more.


For more information about this event, please contact Social Work Office of Continuing Education at 313-577-9348 or

Submissions for this form have closed on September 30, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.