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Suicidal Risk Among Youth: Challenges and Keys to Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

The latest evidence shows youth’s suicidality has increased.  

Youth have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to greater social isolation, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. As helping clinicians, we must stay abreast of the most effective suicide prevention programs our young clients so desperately need.  

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP,. the creator and developer of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), is an internationally renowned expert in suicidology and treating suicidal risk.   

In this session, Dr. Jobes will guide you through:  

  • Integrated and applied explanation of current research on the impact of COVID-19 on contemporary youth mental health and suicide risk 
  • Evidence-based assessments, interventions, and treatments for managing suicidal risk and helping young clients grow  
  • The future of youth suicide prevention and exploration of mental health nuances in a post-pandemic world  

This session will leave you feeling confident and capable in your ability to move young clients toward hope and healing! 


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David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Aug 05, 2021
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.



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David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is the creator and developer of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), A Professor of Psychology, Director of the Suicide Prevention Laboratory, and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Jobes is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at Uniformed Services University. 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 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, Veterans Affairs, and he now serves as a "Highly Qualified Expert" to the U.S. Army's Intelligence and Security Command. Dr. Jobes is a Board Member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and serves on AFSP's Scientific Council and the Public Policy Council. 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 and consulting practice in Washington DC.


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: David Jobes is the director of The Catholic University of America Suicide Prevention Lab. He is a professor of psychology at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Jobes receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: David Jobes is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.


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  1. Describe the impact of COVID-19 on contemporary youth mental health and suicide risk in youth.
  2. Utilize specific evidence-based tools for screening and assessing suicidal risk among youth.
  3. Implement effective management of acute risk and treatments of suicidal risk in youth.


  • Youth Mental Health and Suicide Risk: An Overview
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Know What’s Different!
  • More Efficient and Streamlined Screening/Assessing Suicidal Risk
  • Step-By-step Guidance For Managing Suicidal Crises
  • Nuances To Treating Suicide Risk Among Youth
  • How to Decrease Suicidal Risk by Improving Mental Health

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel


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