Webinar: Suicide Prevention: Subintentional Suicide, High-Risk and Indirect Life-Threatening Behaviors

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What Military Families, Leadership and Caregiving Professionals Need to Know

Expert Speaker: M. David Rudd, PhD, ABPP, University of Utah, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science, Professor of Psychology.

Program Moderator: Jill Harrington LaMorie, MSW, LSW, ACSW, Director, Professional Education, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

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Dr. Rudd received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia under the direction of Aaron T. Beck.  He is a former professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University, with an adjunct appointment as professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Rudd's research focuses on clinical suicidology, cognitive therapy, as well as ethics and regulatory issues in psychology. With more than 170 publications, Rudd's research has been recognized by numerous national and international awards.  He has served as a consultant to several national and international organizations including the United States Air Force, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the Beijing Suicide Prevention and Research Center.  In addition to his research, Dr. Rudd conducts many national and international continuing education workshops providing training in the assessment and management of high risk patients to a broad array of healthcare professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, social workers and counselors.  He is also an active forensic reviewer in the area of malpractice and negligence in cases of suicide, taking cases from across the United States. In the past year he has twice testified before the U.S. Congress on issues related to veterans suicide. He has a pending research grant involving treatment of suicidal soldiers with the Department of Defense.


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.


  1. Define subintentional suicide and discuss suicide theories.
  2. Improve understanding of overt, high-risk, indirect and subtle suicidal behaviors.
  3. Describe indicators, symptoms and risk factors associated with subintentional suicide risk.
  4. Further explore exposure to trauma, loss and traumatic grief as a risk factor for suicide. 


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. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Provider # 886505639, for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP15218 , for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Please check with your state licensing board for professional requirements for continuing education.

For more information, contact education@taps.org

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