Webinar: Overview of Clinical Suicidology: Theories, Assessment, Interventions, and Treatments

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About this Resource:

This webinar will provide an overview of clinical suicidology, including the prevailing theories, assessment, interventions, and treatments. Dr. David Jobes walks participants through several suicide risk assessment tools and provides additional information about ethics and systems of care issues. Finally, Dr. Jobes provides an overview of empirically-supported treatments for managing and treating suicidality, and illustrates the use of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS).

About the Presenter:

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. He 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, and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is member of the Scientific Council and the Public Policy Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 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, consulting, and forensic practice in Washington DC.

Additional Resources

Ask Suicide Screening Questionnaire

Patient Health Questionnaire 9

Columbia Suicide Screening Rating Scale

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