Suicidal Student Threat Response Process

Explain your internship (or practicum) site’s policies and procedures for how to handle suicidal clients or students.

If you know already, explain them in detail. If you don’t know already, please talk with your site supervisor. What are the assessment procedures? What are your referral sources? What are the criteria for referring to emergency services or hospitalization? What type of safety planning is required? How is long-term treatment handled? By your site, or is it referred out? How are counselors at your site trained in suicide prevention? Is there ongoing or continuing education required?