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Suicide Prevention in Higher Education Virtual Conference on June 2, 2021

Posted in: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) News

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Join the New Jersey University and College Alliance for Prevention of Suicide (UCAPS) in partnership with the New Jersey College Counseling Association on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 for the inaugural UCAPS virtual conference on Suicide Prevention in Higher Education.

David Jobes

The Conference Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr. David Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP. Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and he is the recipient of various awards for his scientific work including the 1995 AAS “Shneidman Award” (early career contribution to suicidology), the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (for career contributions in suicidology), and the 2016 AAS “Linehan Award” (for suicide treatment research). He has published six books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Professionals in higher education from across New Jersey campuses and beyond will offer workshops on topics relevant to mental health in higher educaiton and suicide prevention and treatment including:

  • An overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Behaviors in College Counseling Centers (Rutgers)
  • Small School Big Collagoration: A Unified Approach Torwards Proactive Mental Health From Day One (Steven’s Institute of Technology)
  • The Red Folder Initiative: An Effort to Bring Faculty into the Competent Community of Suicide Prevention (Monmouth University)
  • Suicide, Social Support and Embeddedness: Exploring Gender Differences in Suicidal Thoughts and the Mediating Effect of Generativity (Montclair State and Rutgers)
  • Promoting Help-Seeking and Connectedness: Innovative Programming for Campus Suicide Prevention Efforts (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
  • Responding to a Death by Suicide on University and College Campuses: Lessons Learned (Rutgers, The Traumatic Loss Coalition, The College of New Jersey, and Drew University)
  • Development of “Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond”, A Course that Teaches Skills from DBT, ACT and Positive Psychology (U of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
  • Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Clinical Applications for Mental Health Professionals (Montclair State)

Click Here to See Full Conference Agenda