Working with the Bereaved:  Suicide Risk Assessment 

Continuing Education & Training Webinar

 

 

 

Expert Speaker:  DAVID A JOBES, Ph.D, ABPP

Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Clinical Training
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
 
Dr. Jobes is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Suicidology, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the International Academy of Suicide Research. He has published extensively in suicide prevention; he consults widely and routinely provides professional training in clinical suicidology. Dr. Jobes is currently a consultant to the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program.  He is also on the Advisory Board of Give-an-Hour.
 
GOAL
The goal of this activity is to teach professionals how to identify risk factors, protective factors and warning signs for suicide among the bereaved, as well as learn elements of formal risk assessment and intervention strategies.  There will also be a special focus on the loss of a military service member and unique aspects of surviving families.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is intended for all professional caregivers providing services to grieving families and includes, but is not limited to chaplains, casualty assistance officers, social workers, nurses, counselors, marriage and family therapists, case managers, employee assistance professionals, school counselors, program directors, and other health and mental health professionals. 

 

 
Thursday, January 8, 2009
 

Times:   

12pm -   1pm

EST

 

11am - 12pm

CST

 

10am - 11am

MST

 

  9am - 10am

PST

 
Program Fee is $25.00.
 
All active duty military personnel and Department of Veterans Affairs personnel are invited to attend without CEs free of charge.  Send email to education@taps.org from your work email address.
 
Civilians and those seeking CEs are asked to provide a small program fee of $25.00 to offset the costs of the program and CEU administration.  
 
 
 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Increase knowledge of risk factors, protective factors and warning signs of suicide in the bereaved.
  2. Increase knowledge of suicide as a multi-factoral event.
  3. Learn elements of a formal risk assessment and intervention strategies.
  4. Improve awareness of military culture and unique needs of grieving families.
CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, NURSES AND CHAPLAINS
Certificates of Attendance can be provided for those who attend the entire webinar.  The Association of Professional Chaplains will accept certificates of attendance for use in reporting continuing education hours. Application for formal social work continuing education approval has been filed with the National Association of Social Work for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Application for formal nursing continuing education approval has been filed with California Board of Registered Nursing for 1.0 contact hours.  Please check with your state licensing board for your professional discipline requirements for continuing education.
 
For more information, contact Jill Harrington LaMorie at jill@taps.org