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Innovations in Clinical Suicidology: Assessment, Management and Treatment

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP



This workshop will provide cutting-edge information about innovations in clinical suicidology with an emphasis on those approaches supported by strong clinical research evidence. To this end, there will be an initial review of theoretical models of suicide that are now being investigated. We will then consider different approaches to suicide screening and assessment (including direct and indirect approaches). Various management techniques and tools for acute suicidal risk will be explored and a thorough review of suicide-focused treatments will be provided. The presentation concludes with a stepped-care approach to suicidal risk that emphasizes different treatments for different suicidal states along with the importance of evidence-based care, that is least-restrictive, and cost-effective.

Learning objectives:

    • Learn about cutting edge models for understanding suicidal risk
    • Learn about screening and assessment for different suicidal states
    • Learn about management technique for acute suicidal risk
    • Learn about suicide-focused treatments proven to work by clinical trials
    • Learn a step-care approach to effectively caring for suicidal risk

CEUs Applied for: Therapists – LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LBP, LADC, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Case Managers, Nurses.

Up to 6 CEUS: Ph.D., LPC, LADC, CADC, LCSW, LMFT, PharmD and Case Management and Nursing certificate of attendance. Pre-registration is required.

Oklahoma LADC: 6.0 CEUs approved (6.0 Mental Health)

Kansas LPC & LCPC, Psychologist, LAC & LCAC – meets continuing education requirements for CEUs as described in K.A.R. 102.
Missouri Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Chapter 337.050, 12.(1)
Missouri Social Worker – Application was not made for approval.
Missouri LPC – Verification of training hours and attendance will be provided for required Missouri LPC Continuing Education reporting.
Arkansas Psychologist – Meets with continuing education requirements as described in Arkansas Psychology Board Rules and Regulations 2009, 9.1.A(2)(a).
Arkansas LPC,LADAC – This CE offering is not offered as an NBCC approved seminar.

All out of state participants- Please check with your licensing board for final approval.

About the Presenter

Dr. David Jobes

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Jobes is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at Uniformed Services University. He has published six books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and he is the recipient of various awards for his scientific work including the 1995 AAS “Shneidman Award” (early career contribution to suicidology), the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (for career contributions in suicidology), and the 2016 AAS “Linehan Award” (for suicide treatment research). He has been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and he now serves as a “Highly Qualified Expert” to the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command. Dr. Jobes is a Board Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), serves on AFSP’s Scientific Council, and is the Chair of the AFSP Public Policy Council. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is Board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and consulting practice in Washington DC and in Maryland.

Friday, April 29, 2022 . 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. This will be a Zoom Webinar.

Click to register now for April 29