Lesson Plan for Assessment and Diagnosis of Suicidal risk and Suicidal Ideation

This lesson plan is a continuation of the Assessment and Diagnosis topic.  This class will focus on risk assessment and diagnosis of suicide and suicidal ideations.  Here is the lesson plan for a 75 minute class:Lesson Plan_Assessment and Diagnosis – Suicide and Suicidal Ideation

I put together a PowerPoint slide set that should be used with the lesson plan, Assessment and Diagnosis_Suicide and Suicidal Ideation_PowerPoint Slides

Your students will need these worksheets for the in-class activity:

Assessment/Supervision of counselor: Counselor Supervision_handout

Patient assessment of suicidal risk: Patient Suicide Assessment_Handout


3 thoughts on “Lesson Plan for Assessment and Diagnosis of Suicidal risk and Suicidal Ideation

  1. gwinters

    I really like the part of your lesson plan that touches upon myths of suicide, because there are many misconceptions regarding the topic. You could further reinforce this by having a homework assignment that requires students to find a peer-reviewed, empirical research article that provides evidence to contradict a suicide myth. Students could share their findings in the next class.

  2. soohyun.ashley

    I like you explain the theory of planned behavior before going over the cognitive dissonance theory, which helps students understand the link between attitude and behaviors first and then have them think the inconsistency of this link.
    You could extend your class into Bem’s self-perception theory after your mini-lesson, which makes students think of the circumstance when people infer their attitudes from their behaviors, especially when people have no firm pre-existing attitude on a certain topic:) You could also make a mini-lesson for this theory after the cognitive dissonance theory activity.


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