April 1: Clinical Suicidology Symposium with David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP

AUSTIN, Texas—The Clinical Social Work Concentration of The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and the School of Nursing will co-sponsor the 2011 Clinical Concentration Symposium featuring internationally recognized suicidologist David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP.

The symposium will be held Friday, April 1, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm in Auditorium 1.102 of the Commons Building at the  J.J. Pickle Research Campus. (map)

Dr. Jobes’ presentation is entitled “Clinical Suicidology: Case Assessment, Treatment, and Management of Suicidal Risk.” Suicide risk is routinely encountered in clinical practice yet clinicians rarely receive suicide-specific training in the assessment and treatment of suicidal states. With fear of malpractice liability and life and death implications, many clinicians are fearful of encountering suicidal risk.

This workshop will walk participants through a sensible, evidence-based approach that makes clinical sense. Using case examples and videos to illustrate key points, this training will help providers to effectively recognize, assess, treat, and manage suicidal risk in practice. By learning clinical suicidology skills, a clinician can effectively decrease the risk of malpractice liability and potentially help save their patient’s life.

For more information and registration for this workshop see TXShop registration page. You may also call the School of Social Work Office of Professional Development at 512-471-2886 for registration assistance.

Funding for the 2011 Clinical Concentration Symposium was provided in part by Seton Shoal Creek Hospital, a member of Seton Family of Hospitals, which is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.