Jordan Bonow

Jordan Bonow
Health Behavior Coordinator, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

Jordan Bonow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist licensed in Nevada. Dr. Bonow received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and he completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. His professional interests include Clinical Behavior Analysis, suicide prevention, and behavioral medicine. Dr. Bonow is currently an employee of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, where he serves as the facility’s Health Behavior Coordinator and as a member of the faculty and training committee of its APA-accredited psychology internship program. His prior clinical experiences have included prevention and management of suicidal behavior in a wide range of clinical environments, including inpatient psychiatric units, outpatient mental health rapid access/crisis clinics, and medical units treating individuals following non-completed suicide attempts.


Thursday October 19th, 4-8pm


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.