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C-SSRS assessment request

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  • Damon Wood

    I would like to echo the request for this suicide screening tool to be included in the template list. When dealing with a potential suicidal crisis we need the best tools available, and the CSSRS is a gold standard. 

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  • Aurie Garcia Munter

    I second this

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  • Alec Twigden

    I third this. 

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  • Brittany Ellmer

    I fourth this.

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  • Doris De Jesus Levy

    yes please

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  • Penny McGrath

    I concur!

    What is the protocol for getting tools like this added to the SP Template library? The C-SSRS is an evidence based tool that helps therapists identify and mitigate the risk of suicide for clients.

    On their website https://cssrs.columbia.edu/the-columbia-scale-c-ssrs/risk-identification/

    They identify" For health/behavioral health care providers, there is no cost or license required to put the Columbia Protocol tools into your EHR/EMR. "

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  • Doris De Jesus Levy

    Since this has taken SP a while to add these types of necessary assessments, I have added myself a C-SSRS assessment on my profile. I am totally a paperless practice and need to have all my assessments online. It's time consuming but worth it. 

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  • Penny McGrath

    Thanks, Doris for your reply. Were you able to create both the "lifetime" assessment and "Since last visit" assessment? The "since last visit" one seems easier to replicate using the SP template, but the "lifetime" one seems a bit trickier to create.

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  • Penny McGrath

    I reached out to The Columbia Lighthouse Project yesterday and they graciously sent me a fillable pdf of the screener. Let me know if anyone would like that person's contact information or the pdf file.

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  • Kristan French

    I would also like to see the C-SSRS

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  • Joshua L. Collver-Horvath

    I absolutely agree that we need this form. Can SP please add this asap? The CSSRS is the industry gold standard for assessing for suicide and not having this available to clinicians can cause undue risk. 

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  • Annita Regehr

    Suicidality assessment and management is absolutely imperative with any client experiencing severe depression. Considering the spike in DV and other trauma related experiences during CoVid, suicidal ideation appears to be more prevalent. Teens are often overlooked, and by the time they are seen at first appointment we MUST have good screening tools to ensure safety of the client, and document that the screening was done as well as the outcome--if client needs referral for possible medication assist, hospitalization or initially more frequent outpatient therapy. A fillable PDF of the screener, such as Ms. McGrath has mentioned, would be an enormous help. This is not a small request. It is essential. 

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  • Tanya Veluz

    I have been searching for he CSSRS on Sp as wetland just come across this thread. We are required to assess patients and required to take training on suicide. This measure is essential in our work just like creating treatment records. This really should be a requirement of Simple Practice. Clearly the response on this thread indicates this. Someone from Simple Practice should provide a response to this.

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  • Shannon Harrison

    I use this tool with every one of my clients to assess for risk.  I would like the tool uploaded to use for my clients, please.  Thanks!

    Shannon Harrison, LMFT, Inner Truth Counseling, LLC

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