Date and Time Topic Quick Sketch
January 17th from 9-10am pacific/ 12-1pm Eastern The State of Suicide Prevention Today To kick-off this series, David Jobes will provide a broad-strokes review of current trends in the field of suicide prevention and treatment.
February 21st from 9-10am pacific/12-1pm Eastern Crisis Response Planning for Suicidal Patients: An Introduction As older standards of practice in caring for suicidal clients-such as contracting for safety-have proven to be largely ineffective, managing suicide risk with effective crisis-response planning strategies has become even more important. Join Dr. Bryan to learn about implementing this alternative and efficacious practice to help reduce suicide attempts.
May 30th from 9-10am pacific/ 12-1pm Eastern A Critique of Contemporary Clinical Care of Suicidal Risk and CAMS as a Possible Remedy As the research on suicide prevention and treatment of suicidal clients develops, it is revealing more and more failings of standard clinical responses. Join Dr. Jobes to learn more about the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach, and how it may help improve clinical care of suicidal individuals.
June 6th from 9-10am pacific/ 12-1pm Eastern Designing Implementation Strategies in Collaboration with Partners: Firearm Safety Practices in Pediatric Primary Care as a Universal Suicide Prevention Approach While restriction of lethal means is widely understood as a necessary component to ensuring safety and preventing suicide, current evidence-based practices for increasing firearm safety behaviors among parents are not often used in routine care setting. Dr. Beidas will provide an overview of her research in increasing effective implementation of such EBPs in primary care settings.
October 10th from 9-10am pacific/12-1pm Eastern Why We've Been Getting It Wrong, and How We Can Get It Right: A New Paradigm for Suicide Research and Practice Joe Franklin will provide an overview of recent meta-analyses on suicide prediction/risk assessment, brain imaging and suicidality, and what is not working in the way of treatment/prevention. He'll offer a new way of thinking about suicidal thoughts and behavior, and how we might develop more effective approaches to treatment/prevention.
TBD The Cutting Edge Science of Preventing and Treating Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Learn about Dr. Nock's leading edge of research on understanding and treating suicide and suicidal behaviors.


Date and Time Topic Quick Sketch
Thursdays from 10-11am Pacific/1-2pm Eastern on:
  • January 25th
  • March 15th
  • May 10th
  • July 12th
  • September 6th
  • November 8th
Sitting on the Edge of the Volcano: Embrace Your Practice In this 6-part series, DBT expert and mindfulness teacher, Cedar Koons, will focus on how to establish, maintain and enhance a daily meditation practice. Join Cedar's talks for inspiration from the dharma and company on the path to enlightenment!.

Instructor Bios

Craig Bryan

Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah.

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Joseph Franklin, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Clinical Psychology program at Florida State University. In 2016, he was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. Joe's work has been supported by the National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, among others.

David Jobes

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America.

Cedar Koons

Cedar Koons, MSW, LCSW, is a 40+ year practitioner of meditation who has studied with Prem Rawat, Pat Hawk and Marsha Linehan.  She is the author of The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions:  Take Control of BPD with DBT.

Matthew Nock

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Rinad Beidas

Rinad Beidas, PhD, is an assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. As an alumna of the NIH-sponsored Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) and the Implementation Research Institute (IRI), she has extensive knowledge and expertise in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices.