04:00 PM - 08:00 PM - Jordan Bonow: Prevention and Management of Suicidal Behavior, An Introduction with Considerations from a Behavior Analytic Perspective (4 CEUs)

The most recent data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC, 2014) indicates that rates of suicide in the United States have increased notably over approximately the past 10 years. Per that most recently published data, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the nation. Nevada continues to have relatively high rates of suicide. With 19.6 deaths per 100,000 people in the general populace, Nevada has the eighth highest rate of suicide of the 50 states. Current suicide prevention efforts and related legislation in Nevada emphasize the importance of both professionals and lay individuals being prepared to notice and effectively respond to warning signs for suicide. This workshop is primarily intended to promote those skillsets in behavior analysts without prior clinical training or experience in the prevention and management of suicidal behavior. Primary content of this workshop includes overview of empirically identified suicide risk and protective factors and evidence-based interventions for prevention of suicide. Special focus will be placed on theoretical discussion of empirically-derived approaches to suicide prevention from a behavior analytic perspective.