Spring 2020 Psychology Workshop Series: Clinical Suicidology: Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk

Clinical suicidology is a growing field with new theories and breakthroughs in the assessment and treatment of suicidal risk. New theories, lines of research, and the use of technology are enabling us to better understand reliable typologies of suicidal states and the evolving nature of suicidal ideation. What the emerging evidence shows is that “one size does not fit all.” Suicide-focused treatments have been proven effective and suicide-focused interventions are better stabilizing crises. Effective treatments need to be supported with systems of care that target suicide risk independent of diagnosis. Finally, relevant policy and a stepped-care approach will be presented.

After attending this lecture, clinicians will be able to:

  • Describe innovations in the clinical assessment of suicidal states
  • Define effective suicide-focused treatments proven through randomized controlled trials
  • Discuss how to match different suicide-focused treatments to different suicidal patients

Dr. David Jobes is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. An internationally recognized suicidologist, he has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications including six books. Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology and is the recipient the “Edwin Shneidman Award,” the “Dublin Award,” and the “Marsha Linehan Award” in recognition of his research in clinical suicidology. He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice in Washington, DC.

This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of law ethics and risk management.


General Registration: $50.00

Sheppard Pratt Employees & Affiliate Agencies Registration: $25.00

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. Download the registration form.

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