Friday, April 5, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
6 CE credits offered (credits are offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, students, other mental health workers, and the general public)
Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 20145
This presentation will provide essential cutting-edge information about contemporary approaches to effectively working with suicidal patients in clinical practice. The presenter will review the key elements of differential suicide risk assessment that leads to tailored interventions of suicidal states. This training will also include extensive discussion of risk-management techniques that can significantly decrease professional liability by enhancing effective clinical care.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn key theoretical considerations
- Conduct effective assessment
- Provide evidence-based clinical interventions
- Learn and apply risk management techniques to manage counter transference reactions to suicidal patients
- Learn and apply key considerations to decrease malpractice liability
About the Presenter
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications (including five books on clinical suicidology). As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is the recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Edwin Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. Dr. Jobes is the recipient of the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” in recognition of career contribution in suicidology. He has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the FBI, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and he is board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center.