Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
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Contemporary Clinical Suicidology: Assessment, Treatment, and Ethics

May 15, 2024
12:00-2:00 pm CST
Affiliate/Partner Event
Professional Development


David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training | The Catholic University of America

Event Details

Get your ethics CEs! Each year, 15 million adults and youth in the United States experience serious thoughts of suicide. This free webinar aims to empower mental health providers (including psychologists, social workers, and counselors) across the state of Iowa to learn how to use suicide-focused screening and assessment. Ethical considerations related to suicidal risk will also be thoroughly reviewed.

Learning objectives:

1) Learn to use suicide-focused screening and assessment

2) Apply evidence-based stabilization approaches and learn about clinical treatments for suicidal risk

3) Describe major ethical considerations related to suicidal risk and how to decrease malpractice liability

Additional details:

– Earn 2 CEs credits.

– This program is intended for practitioners (from students to licensed professionals) with introductory- to intermediate-level content knowledge of suicide assessment and intervention.

– Register to either participate in the live training or to access a recording of the event at a later date, which will be available until June 15, 2024.

– Attendees will be emailed speaker handouts following the presentation.

– Also learn about Welltrack Connect, a free referral platform offered through the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, that directly connects Iowans to available licensed behavioral health providers. Welltrack Connect is a grant-funded initiative and is 100% free for providers and clients.


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 in Washington DC. He is the author of seven books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He is the creator of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) which is an evidence-based, suicide-focused, approach to suicide risk. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is a board-certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology). Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and consulting practice in DC and in Maryland.

References for 3 related peer-reviewed articles:

• Jobes, D. A., & Barnett, J. E. (in press). Evidence-based care for suicidality as an ethical and professional imperative: How to decrease suicidal suffering and save lives. American Psychologist.

• Goldstein Grumet, J. & Jobes, D. A. (in press). Zero suicide: What about “Treat”?. Crisis—The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 5910/a000958

• Jobes, D. A. (2020). Common sense recommendations for standard care of suicidal risk. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 46, 141-148.

The University Counseling Service is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University Counseling Service maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program is co-sponsored by the University Counseling ServiceScanlan Center for School Mental Health, and Welltrack Connect. Dr. Jobes does not have any affiliation or financial ties with the sponsors.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants the day before the event.