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More Than a Risk Assessment: How to Use the Suicide Status Form (SSF)

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Katie Brazaitis, PhD, MA
Clinical Psychologist
Mountain View Mental Health, LLC

Dr. Brazaitis is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at New York University and a master's and doctorate from the Catholic University of America. Dr. Brazaitis completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS). She was then hired at SAVAHCS to spearhead the development and implementation of recovery programming on the Acute Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. She later transitioned to the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy and multiple trauma-informed interventions. Dr. Brazaitis started a private practice in Tucson, Arizona in the fall of 2021. She specializes in the treatment of personality disorders, suicidal ideations and related behaviors, and traumas across the lifespan. She is passionate about teaching and supervision and has been a clinical affiliate (now associate) professor with the University of Arizona since 2017.

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goal of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the theoretical origins of the Suicide Status Form (SSF) Core Assessment and its relevance 
  • Enhance assessment to identify what drives and maintains suicide 
  • Identify ways to fluidly incorporate all or parts of the SSF into current practices 
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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