No WORD brings more alarm, fear, pain or concern than SUICIDE….

A comprehensive and biblically-based training program to identify and help those who are contemplating suicide is now a reality! The Suicide “PAIR” Certification Program, developed through Light University and the American Association of Christian Counselors, brings together some of the world’s foremost counseling experts.

This innovative curriculum offers what you need to incorporate effective prevention and intervention strategies for your practice or ministry! Cutting-edge techniques include the SAFE-T method and are designed to help educate and equip you to

  • More accurately and effectively assess suicide risk
  • Create intervention strategies
  • Help establish policies and procedures
  • Offer systemic and best-practice approaches
  • Understand legal and ethical principles
  • Become aware of, and provide consideration to, those with serious suicidal behavior, as well as those who struggle with chronic suicidal ideation

To me, the Suicide “PAIR” Certification program is one of the most significant programs we have ever put together!

Our mission is to help save lives!

No matter your role—seasoned clinician, pastor, school teacher, youth worker, medical professional, law enforcement officer, college administrator or student in training—learning and utilizing a systematic and sequential process for evaluating suicide risk in those you work with can help save lives and provide a buffer against malpractice suits.

It is without a doubt one of counseling’s most difficult issues to address….

This course includes 12 lessons, complete with comprehensive text and exams. We have included two bonus lessons specifically for ministry leaders, educators, coaches and more.

When you successfully finish this program (more than 250,000 students have enrolled in a Light University course), you will earn a Certificate of Completion suitable for framing.

Continuing Education credits (APA, NBCC, and most states) are also available, if desired, for mental health professionals.

SIPR
SUICIDE PAIR PREVENTION, ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & RECOVERY
$299

The Suicide PAIR Certification Program offers everything you need to incorporate effective prevention & intervention strategies in your practice or ministry! PAIR Certification ( Prevention, Assessment, Intervention & Recovery ) will equip you to assess risk factors & intervene in times of crisis.

Includes:

  • 12 video lectures plus 2 bonus lessons
  • Comprehensive work text , complete with detailed notes

Introduction and Overview to “PAIR” Certification
SIPR 101: The Dynamics of Suicide: What, Why, Who, and How
SIPR 102: Choosing to Die: A Model of Understanding
SIPR 103: A Theology of Suicide: Biblical Principles and a Christian Response
SIPR 104: Mental Illness and the Epidemiology of Suicide
SIPR 105: The Digital World, Sociology and Suicide Risk
SIPR 106: The Ethics of Suicide Intervention
SIPR 107: Suicide Prevention and Intervention with Adults
SIPR 108: Suicide Prevention and Intervention with Adolescents
SIPR 109: Conducting a Suicide Assessment: Using the Safe-T Model (with role-plays for mental health leaders)
SIPR 110: Families in Crisis: The First 48 Hours Following Suicide
SIPR 111: Grieving a Suicide: Long-term Support for Survivors and Loved Ones
SIPR 112: Caregivers in Crisis: When Clients Take Their Lives

MSIP
MILITARY SUICIDE: PREVENTION, ASSESSMENT, INTERVENTION & RECOVERY
$299

A spiritual battle takes place every day between light and dark, and suicide risk is a battleground. Studies show suicide is on the increase with attempts outnumbering completions. There are certain factors that increase someone’s risk for committing suicide, such as age, gender, marital status, race and ethnicity, and geographical region by state. Methods include firearms, suffocation, jumping from bridges and other high places, and walking or driving in front of a train. Mental illness, substance abuse, personality disorders, chronic or terminal medical conditions, a family or personal history, environmental factors, the contagion effect, and access to lethal methods are all risk factors for suicide. Help is available through mental healthcare, positive connections, and the development of problem solving skills. Spiritual factors, such as the power of prayer, God, and the Holy Spirit, are available in equipping mental health professionals with the tools to help those at risk for suicide.

Introduction and Overview to “PAIR” Certification
MSIP 101: The Dynamics of Suicide: What, Why, Who, and How
MSIP 102: Choosing to Die: A Model of Understanding
MSIP 103: A Theology of Suicide: Biblical Principles and a Christian Response
MSIP 104: Combat Stress, PTSD, Reintegration and Suicide
MSIP 105: Mental Illness and the Epidemiology of Suicide
MSIP 106: The Ethics of Suicide Intervention
MSIP 107: Military Suicide, Prevention and Intervention: What You Need to Know
MSIP 108: Conducting a Suicide Assessment: Using the Safe-T Model
MSIP 109: Families in Crisis: The First 48 Hours Following Suicide
MSIP 110: The Impact of Suicide on Military Marriages and Families
MSIP 111: Grieving a Suicide: Long-term Support for Survivors and Loved Ones
MSIP 112: Caregivers in Crisis: When Clients Take Their Lives