Events

When:

Friday, October 13
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where:

Ruth S. Harley University Center
 
 
Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Garden City

Why People Die by Suicide

Event, Workshop, Social Work CE, In-Person Workshop


With Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.

6 CEs

In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., 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. These facts deal with suicide rates among men and women; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes, prostitutes and physicians; members of cults, sports fans and citizens of nations in crisis.

Seven objectives:

  • To review basic facts about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide.
  • To learn about a new theory of suicidal behavior.
  • To learn about anecdotal, clinical, and scientific evidence that evaluates this new theory.
  • To learn about approaches to suicide risk assessment.
  • To learn about developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior.
  • To learn about developments in suicide prevention.
  • To understand the experience of people who are bereaved by suicide.

» Register Online (Credit Card)


About the Speaker

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., went to college at Princeton University and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University (FSU). Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. Author of over 550 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, and was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He received the Dublin Award for career achievement in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and Department of Defense (DoD). The Lawton Professorship and the Dublin Award are the single highest honors bestowed, respectively, by FSU and the American Association of Suicidology. He is a consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, and is the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, a $30 million project which was recently extended for a second five-year phase at a similar funding level.

Dr. Joiner has authored or edited 17 books, including Why People Die By Suicide (2005) and Myths About Suicide (2010), both with Harvard University Press. Largely in connection with Why People Die By Suicide, he has made numerous media appearances, including two appearances on Dr. Phil. He runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.

 

Continuing Education Credit

  • Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
  • Mental Health Counselors: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038
  • Psychologists: Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
  • CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.

» See full credentialing information and CEUs

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”


Accessibility Statement

Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact Araceli Palacios at 516.877.4343 to request such accommodations.


For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
e – afreshman@adelphi.edu

Tagged: School of Social Work, Continuing Education, Garden City
 
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