Prevention and Management of Suicidal Behavior: A Review with Considerations from a Behavior Analytic Perspective
The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control (2017) indicates that rates of suicide in the United States have increased notably over approximately the past 20 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 20.3 deaths per 100,000 people in the general populace, Nevada has the tenth 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 designed for behavior analysts without prior formal training in the prevention and management of suicidal behavior. Primary content of this workshop includes overview of empirically identified suicide risk and protective factors and practical advice for preventing suicide in clinical and non-clinical settings.
About Jordan Bonow
Jordan Bonow is a licensed psychologist in the State of Nevada. He completed his
Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013, including
completion of his predoctoral psychology internship at the University of Washington
School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Bonow is
currently employed by the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, NV, where
he serves as the facility Health Behavior Coordinator. His professional interests include
clinical behavior analysis, suicide prevention, health psychology, and staff training.