Department

  • Psychology
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Interventions
  • Preventing Suicide Among Military Service Members and Veterans
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Theory
  • Assessment Interviewing
  • Psychology Professor Helps Soldiers Combat Suicidal Tendencies

    Jobes has spent more than 25 years studying suicide prevention and has spoken nationally and internationally on issues related to suicide, including testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. He also recently served as one of six civilians on a 12-member Congressionally-mandated Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Task Force. In 2010, Jobes was a featured speaker at the Annual Department of Defense Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Conference in Boston where he presented recent findings of CAMS research.Over the last 12 years, he has worked with the military and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to find ways to decrease suicide among service members and veterans. He has been a consultant to every branch of the U.S. military. Jobes notes that CUA�s Department of Psychology has been a leader in suicide prevention research over the last 20 years with multiple faculty members conducting related studies.

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    Publications

    • Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2nd Edition)

      Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2nd Edition)

      For the past decade, Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention has been recognized as the best and most authoritative text on this most tragic of subjects. This long-awaited second edition incorporates almost 15 years of new research and critical thinking about clinical assessment and intervention in addition to an expanded focus on prevention.

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    • Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, Second Edition

      Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, Second Edition

      This extensively revised manual provides a proven therapeutic framework for evaluating suicidal risk and developing and implementing a suicide-specific treatment plan that is respectful, empathic, and empowering. In addition to their clinical utility, the procedures used for assessment, treatment, and progress monitoring within CAMS can help reduce the risk of malpractice liability.

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    • Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient

      Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient

      The quality of the therapeutic alliance is a well-established factor for successful therapy process and outcome. When it comes to treating suicidal patients, a strong therapeutic alliance can quite literally save a person's life. In this book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite group of clinicians and researchers to explore what has become known as the "Aeschi approach" to clinical suicide prevention.

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