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Thomas Joiner, PhD

  • Portland State University 1825 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

OCUSPP is very excited to host Thomas Joiner, PhD, a leading expert on suicide. The training will take place on Thursday, June 27 at Portland State University and provide 5 CEs.

What You Will Learn:
In his theory of suicidal behavior, Dr. Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology— and facts about suicide rates among diverse groups.

This training includes seven learning objectives to increase participants knowledge of:

  • Approaches to suicide risk assessment

  • Developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior

  • Epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide

  • New theory of suicidal behavior

  • Anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates theory of suicidal behavior

  • Developments in suicide prevention

  • Understand the experience of people who are bereaved by suicide

For more information or to register, click here.

Earlier Event: April 4
Spring 2019 OCUSPP Meeting