Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale Training (C-SSRS) – June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022
1:30 - 3 p.m. EST

The Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) is widely recognized as a gold standard, innovative, suicide risk screening tool. It has been implemented in many systems across the US and abroad. Reports indicate a rise in suicidal ideations and attempts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join Alliant Health Solutions in this 90-minute session to learn how to keep communities safe through early detection, intervention and follow-up.

Learning Objective:

1. Learn how screening with the C-SSRS can be used to identify at-risk individuals and identify steps to implement a comprehensive screening program that includes targeted and public health approaches to prevention.
2. Learn how to use the C-SSRS, to identify suicidal ideation and behavior to improved identification, which ultimately saves lives.
3. Learn the types of suicidal ideation and the four behaviors that are predictive of imminent risk, how to administer the C-SSRS full and screener scales and list long and short term risk and protective factors.


Adam Lesser, LCSW
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Deputy Director of the Columbia Lighthouse Project