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The Interpersonal Theory Of Suicide: New Developments, Ethical Considerations, And Clinical Implicat

Registration is OPEN!

Our presenter is Dr. Thomas Joiner, who Developed the “Interpersonal Theory of Suicidality”.

This 6 CE presentation entitled 
 “The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide: New Developments, Ethical Considerations, and Clinical Implications” will meet the new BOP requirements for psychologist’s training about suicide and will also meet the ethics requirement.

Dr. Joiner proposes three factors that mark 
those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself.  He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology. He examines facts about suicide rates among members of many diverse groups - including factors of gender, ethnicity, occupation and a wide variety of other variables.


Participants will:
-  review basic facts about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide.
-  describe key features of a new theory of suicidal behavior.
-  identify anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates this new theory.
-  identify new approaches to suicide risk assessment.
-  recognize recent developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior.
-  describe recent developments in suicide prevention.
-  develop insight into the experiences of people who are bereaved by suicide.

BIO:  THOMAS JOINER went to college at Princeton and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. Author of over 625 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, and was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He received the Dublin Award for career achievement in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and Department of Defense (DoD). The Lawton Professorship and the Dublin Award are the single highest honors bestowed, respectively, by FSU and the American Association of Suicidology. In 2017, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He was a consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, and is the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, a $30 million project which was recently extended for a second five-year phase at a similar funding level.

Dr. Joiner has authored or edited eighteen books, including Why People Die By Suicide, published in 2005 by Harvard University Press, and Myths About Suicide, published in 2010, also with Harvard University Press. The book Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism, came out in 2017, from Oxford. Largely in connection with Why People Die By Suicide, he has made numerous media appearances, including two appearances on the Dr. Phil Show. He runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.


Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
John F. Kennedy University - Room 209 South
100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill, CA  
Alissa Scanlin
9252833902 (p)
Registration is required before Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Payment In Advance Only
Payment is due at the time of registration and includes 6CE credits and lunch. Registration is from 8:30-9:00 AM. Morning portion of the presentation will be from 9-12. Lunch and CCPA business meeting will be from 12-12:30 PM. Afternoon portion of presentation will be from 12:30-3:30

This event is sponsored with support from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University and the Contra Costa Crisis Center.

Proceeds benefit the Contra Costa Crisis Center.
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