David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
|David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology and
Co-Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America.
His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous publications
including, Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2nd
Edition), 2006 and Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach,
2006. As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes has
spoken to a broad range of audiences, is frequently interviewed in the
media, and has testified before congress on the topic of youth suicide.
He is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology and
received that organization's 1995 "Edwin Shneidman Award" in
recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. As a
board certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional
Psychology), Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and forensic
practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C.
Programs Featuring David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP
Suicide Risk Assessment in Youth and Young Adults
It was well known that many examples of youth-perpetrated catastrophic violence were carried out by highly disturbed young men who were fundamentally suicidal. In many such cases, the suicidal risk of youth perpetrators is well known to parents, teachers, administrators, law enforcement personnel, and mental health professionals, yet tragic outcomes still occur. This presentation will offer practical information on the assessment of suicide risk, the interplay between suicidal and homicidal behaviors and a full range of intervention strategies suitable to a variety of settings. Using a lively case example approach, this presentation will provide critical information about how suicidal youth think, feel, and behave. Contemporary issues such as the influence of media, the role of internet, and peer influences will also be considered. Bottom-line, this training will enable participants to better recognize who is at risk for suicide and what can realistically be done to intervene and save lives.