Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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4687 Millennium Drive
Belcamp, MD 21017

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CHEP Inc. 

May 12, 2021 - Suicide Prevention
Speaker Event
Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk
Dr. David Jobes

Important Notes/Announcements:

  • Our team continues to the monitor the information from the Maryland Department of Health regiarding Covid-19.  Due to this health crisis, we have decided to postpone this program until May 12, 2021.  Registration is currently closed as we transfer current registrants to the new date, but will re-open in May 2020. 
  • By submitting your registration form, you are agreeing to the Cancellation Policy specific for this program.  Please review the below in detail before registering. 
  • Grievance Procedure can be found at the following link - CHEP Grievance Procedure

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this program will close on Friday, May 8th or once we are at capacity.  As we are anticipating high interest for this program, we recommend that you register early; we will not be able to guarantee on-site registration.  If you are unable to attend after registering, you must contact our office via email or phone.  The following guidelines for cancellations for this program apply:

  • Cancellations by registrant made prior to April 27, 2020 will receive a refund less a 10% processing fee. 
  • Cancellations by registrant made April 27, 2020 or after will not receive a refund. 
  • Vouchers are not available for cancellations made at any time.
  • Refunds will not be issued to attendees that do not show the day of the program.

CHEP reserves the right to cancel this program due to insufficient enrollment or any unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather.  We will notify registrants via email, on this program webpage, and will make every attempt to reach attendees via phone.  Registration fees will be fully refunded if we are unable to reschedule a cancelled program.  Processing fees will apply on refunds made to credit cards.  

Course Description:

This presentation will present context and history related to mental health care of suicidal risk.  Then there will be a review of reliably identifying and assessing different suicidal states.  The presentation will consider various policy considerations and the use of stabilization interventions.  Proven suicide-focused treatments proven to work by randomized controlled trials will be discussed.  The training ends with a consideration of ethics and malpractice along with a stepped care model for suicidal risk that is evidence-based, least-restrictive, and cost-effective. 

Leaning Objectives:

1. Identify how to reliably and effectively assess three different suicidal states.
2. Recognize and apply qualitative and quantitative suicidal status form (SSF) assessment to identify treatment relevant information.
3. Explain how to effectively intervene and treat 2-3 different suicidal states.
4. Recall three components of CAMS philosophy used to target and treat patient-defined suicidal "drivers". 
5. Integrate CAMS clinical outcomes into resolution and disposition during final patient session.
6. Integrate applied ethics, risk management, malpractice liability and the importance of a stepped care approach to effecitve suicide-focused care. 

Speaker Information:

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is 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.  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.

Continuing Education:

American Psychological Association (APA) Credits - 6.0 Hours
Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Maryland Social Work Credits - 6.0 hours
Maryland Social Workers - Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners: "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program.  This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education credits."

National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Credits - 6.0 hours
"This course has been approved by CHEP as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider for 6.0 CEs. NAADAC provider number 62665, CHEP is responsible for all aspects of their programming."

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credits - 6.0 hours
Certified Counselors - National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): "Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6140.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified.  Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs."  


Target Audience: Addiction Counselors, Certified Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Physician Assistants

Educational Methods Used: Lecture/didactic, PowerPoint Presentation, Video

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to sign-in in order to receive credits.  Sign-in sheets will be available at the registration desk for up to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program and 30 minutes after the start of the program. 

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed. 

Registration Information:

Department of VA Employee w. ID rate - $50 prior to 4/11/2020; $60 starting 4/11/2020
Community Provider rate - $140 prior to 4/11/2020; $150 starting 4/11/2020

APA Certificate Fee - $10 additional to registration

Registration will close end of day on May 8th; however, we do accept onsite registration as long as space allows.

Registration includes light breakfast items starting at 8:00am.  Lunch will be included.

If you are registering as a Department of VA Employee, you will be required to show proof of current employment via government issued VA ID badge at check in.  If you do not have your badge, you will not be granted access to the program or you can choose to pay the regular rate.