Clinical Highlight on Suicidology

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If you’re looking to enhance your understanding of topics within clinical suicidology, explore content below from the National Register. This is not a full list of all our content on this topic, so explore more webinars and articles on our continuing education site,

Additionally, you can browse to learn more about our upcoming live webinars, Journal of Health Service Psychology, and podcasts.

WEBINAR: A Common Sense Approach to Clinical Suicidology and Risk Management
Presented by David A. Jobes, PhD

Clinical suicidology focuses on the assessment and treatment of suicidal risk in patients, with implications for training and risk management. Dr. David A. Jobes—an expert in clinical considerations for working with patients at risk for suicide—emphasizes a common sense approach to informed consent, screening, assessment, management of suicidal crises, and the clinical treatment of suicide risk.

JHSP ARTICLE: Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning in Integrated Primary Care Settings: Recommendations for Behavioral Health Consultants
Aubrey R. Dueweke, PhD & Ana J. Bridges, PhD

Primary care is an important setting for improving identification and treatment of people at risk for suicide. However, there are few standardized protocols for management of suicide risk in primary care. In this paper, we outline evidence-based practice considerations for behavioral health consultants (BHCs) tasked with conducting suicide risk assessments and safety planning interventions in integrated primary care behavioral health (PCBH) settings. Specifically, we highlight the importance of a nonjudgmental and direct approach to suicide risk assessment, a supportive therapeutic relationship, and a stepped care approach wherein suicide risk is managed in the least restrictive setting possible.

PODCAST: Managing Risk and Post-Hospitalization Care for College Students

Drs. Jeff Nepute and Sarah Tilzey discuss the changing presentation and landscape of mental health in university settings. They touch on some of the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and explain the approaches that the iTEAM (Intensive Treatment Education Assessment and Management) utilizes to help students struggling with complex mental health issues.

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