Thursday, June 5, 2014

ICRC-S Webinar: Suicide and Older Adults

 Wednesday, June 11

Suicide and Older Adults

12:00 - 1:00 MT Webinar, 1:00 - 1:30 MT Online Discussion Forum

Click here to register for the June 11Webinar

About the Webinar

Dr. Kim Van Orden will present the latest research on the epidemiology and public health significance of late-life suicide. She will provide an overview of risk and protective factors and models for integrating these factors. She will conclude with what is known about how to intervene to prevent late-life suicide.

The online discussion forum will take place on the ICRC-S Forum section of the ICRC-S website immediately following the June 11th webinar from 3:00 - 3:30 PM ET. Further instructions to register for the forum will be featured in the webinar. The discussion forum will provide an opportunity for further dialogue with the webinar presenter and give webinar participants a chance to share additional information and resources related to the webinar topic. The webinar and discussion forum are designed for researchers and state or local practitioners in injury prevention and suicide prevention.

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About Our Presenter

Kim Van Orden, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is a clinical psychologist and her research addresses the role of social connectedness in the etiology and prevention of late-life suicide. In particular, a substantial portion of her work involves applying the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide to understand the mechanisms of late-life suicide prevention. She is co-author of the book, The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide: Guidance for Working with Suicidal Clients. She is the Project Director of and Co-Investigator on a CDC-funded randomized trial of peer companionship for older adults. She is currently awarded a career development award from NIMH to study the psychosocial mechanisms whereby a behavioral intervention reduces suicide risk in older adults. Kim also maintains an active clinical practice providing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy to older adults.