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SPAN Idaho Suicide Prevention Conference 2018 @ Idaho State Capitol Bldg

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Idaho State Capitol Building

700 W Jefferson St.

Boise, ID 83702

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The goal of the SPAN Idaho 2018 conference is to provide attendees with a day and a half of up-to-date suicide prevention information, gather new ideas, and increase the momentum of suicide prevention efforts. The 2018 Conference will include national experts who will share their expertise in suicidal assessment, lethal means safety, survivor support and ethics/religious values in counseling.

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This year's plenary speaker will be:

Dr. David Jobes, Ph.D, ABPP: Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk

Dr. Jobes is currently a Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has published six books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. 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 been a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is a member of the Scientific Council and the Public Policy Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and is Board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology). Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical, consulting, and forensic practice in Washington DC.

Other expert presenters:

Dr. Melanie Harned, PH.D., ABPP: The Art and Science of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dr. Harned is a Research Scientist and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. She is the developer of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT PE) protocol and has received several grants from NIMH to develop and evaluate this approach to treating PTSD in high-risk and multi-diagnostic individuals. Since 2005, she has also served as Co-Investigator on Dr. Marsha Linehan’s NIH-funded research to evaluate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in diverse client populations. She regularly provides training and consultation nationally and internationally in DBT and DBT PE and has published extensively on these topics. She is a certified DBT therapist and is licensed as a psychologist in the state of Washington.

Kim Myers, MSW: Creating Safety During a Suicidal Crisis - Firearms and Suicide Prevention

Ms. Myers currently works as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator with the Utah Department of Human Services-Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and is focused on reducing suicide rates and building healthy communities. Kim received her Masters of Social Work from Portland State University.

Catherine Perusse LCPC: Ethical Considerations for Survivors of Suicide from a Faith Based Perspective - A Panel.

Ms. Perusse is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Idaho and a National Certified Counselor, with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, practicing in Sandpoint, ID. She is also currently working on her dissertation to complete her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. Catherine is a two time suicide survivor and suicide prevention has been her passion for the last 15 years.

This year's conference will also include:

Survivors Panel & Memorial for Loss Survivors

Updates from the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline & other Stakeholders

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Idaho State Capitol Building

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Boise, ID 83702

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