Video Interview with Expert Suicidologist Dr. David A. Jobes

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is an internationally recognized suicidologist. Dr. Lisa Firestone interviewed Dr. Jobes for PsychAlive. The two discussed risk factors leading to suicide, treating suicidal individuals, the CAMS Approach to treating suicide and the importance of making life worth living. You can watch excerpts from the interview below.

About the Author

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is an internationally recognized suicidologist. Dr. Jobes is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America.  His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications (including five books on clinical suicidology). Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and was a recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. Dr. Jobes also received the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” in recognition of career contribution in suicidology. Dr. Jobes has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the FBI, the Department of Defense, and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is a member of the Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), Dr. Jobes has over 30 years of clinical practice experience and continues to maintain a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center.

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