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2015 Suicide Prevention Conference

OSU Harding Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program in partnership with The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services present

From Surviving to Thriving: Building Resilience and Preventing Suicide in Ohio




Friday, May 1, 2015
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ohio Union Performance Hall
(on the campus of The Ohio State University)
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio

The Second Annual Suicide Prevention Conference will be a statewide symposium focused on strategies, advancements and outcomes regarding suicide prevention.

Invitations and registration information forthcoming.



David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Jobes is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America.  His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications including five books on clinical suicidology.

As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is the recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Edwin Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research.  Dr. Jobes is also the recipient of the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” in recognition of career contribution in suicidology.  He has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the FBI, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.   Dr. Jobes is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and he is board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology).  He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:


  1. Effectively apply the principles of suicide assessment
  2. Use the current state of the art knowledge regarding risk and protective factors in recognizing suicide and self harm factors
  3. Apply knowledge of protective factors for individuals at risk to mitigate risk factors for suicide and self-harm
  4. Engage difficult patients while identifying delusional mood and perceptions
  5. Identify the psychopathology underlying suicide risk assessment



The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The OSU Department of Psychiatry OPA-MCE (Ohio Psychological Association-Mandatory Continuing Education) Approved Provider #316025986

The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry is an approved provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for Counselors and Social Workers for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved Provider #RCS090902

For more information, please contact Caitlin Willet, STAR Program Coordinator, at caitlin.willet@osumc.edu or 614-688-7976.