Learn and Earn Over Lunch Series

Learn and Earn Over Lunch 2021.

Training 12pm-1pm PST | See below for dates and topics.

Please join us in 2021 as we keep our monthly noon hour Learn and Earn Over Lunch Series rolling with a new 2021 line up of topics and instructors. 

  • Crash Course on Suicide and Suicide Prevention, David Jobes, PhD, ABPP

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 | Crash Course on Suicide and Suicide Prevention

Suicidal behavior remains a significant public health problem in the United States. With 47,511 suicides in 2019, suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death among all ages and the second leading cause of death among those 10-34 years old in the U.S. In addition to those who die by suicide and the estimated 1.4 million adults who attempt suicide, another 12 million American adults have serious thoughts of suicide (2019 SAMHSA survey data). Suicidal behavior and ideation are treatable, as a number of evidence-based interventions and policies have been developed to help prevent suicide.

Dr. Jobes, from his unique vantage point of involvement in suicide prevention efforts worldwide, will provide a crash course on contemporary suicide prevention, as well as recent innovations in suicide-specific clinical care.

Learning Objectives | By the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to:

  1. List two approaches in suicide risk assessment
  2. List two innovative approaches to suicide-focused care
  3. List two emerging trends in suicide-related policies
  4. List two features of a Stepped-Care approach to suicide risk reduction

Instructor | David Jobes, PhD ABPP is Professor of Psychology at The Catholic University of America where he directs the Suicide Prevention Laboratory. An internationally recognized suicidologist, he has received numerous awards for his contribution to suicide research and treatment and he is the treatment developer of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Dr. Jobes has numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as six books. Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and was a recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Shneidman Award”, the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” (career contributions), and the 2015 AAS “Linehan Award” (for groundbreaking clinical research). Dr. Jobes has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Mental Health, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Jobes is a on the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and also serves on AFSP’s Scientific Council and the Public Policy Council. Board Certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), Dr. Jobes is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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Portland DBT Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6326.
Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Portland DBT Institute is solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Questions about the Learn and Earn Series?
Please contact our Community Relations Liaison,
Brianna Johnson, at (503) 290-3297 or bjohnson@pdbti.org

Our Intention. We want to live by our values. Doing what we can to share evidence-based practices with others matters to us. It’s what we strive for – in how we care for our clients train our colleagues. Each seminar you receive from us will first be tested by our own healthcare providers to ensure the content is clear, directly relevant to clinical practice, and fresh. We are proud of the specialty services we offer at Portland DBT Institute, including our IOP offerings, and want to share them with you. 

PDBTI’s Current and New Intensive Outpatient Services

Who We Treat: We treat complex, severe multi-diagnostic individuals, including those who are suicidal, engage in self-harm behaviors and may also have borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Our Services: We are a full-fidelity DBT program certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification and are led by DBT experts. We are accustomed to treating challenging behaviors – often those that have interfered with success in other ED programs. We offer a range of services to accommodate the needs of those we serve – from DBT Enhanced Skills Training Groups and standard (“full-program”) comprehensive DBT to Intensive Outpatient services. To ensure everyone’s safety, all PDBTI services are currently and exclusively offered via telehealth.

Eating Disorder IOP. Our 12-week ED-IOP program meets every weekday from 8:00am to Noon via telehealth and includes: twice-daily structured meals, comprehensive DBT skills training, weekly DBT individual therapy, 24/7 as-needed phone coaching, nutrition therapy, weekly vitals/weight oversight with our Nurse Practitioner, and medication management (when indicated).

Adult DBT IOP. Beginning July 1, 2021, the eight-week Adult DBT IOP will meet four days weekly (M, W, Th, F) from Noon to 3:00pm. The program includes intensive immersion in DBT skills training, weekly DBT individual therapy, 24/7 as-needed phone coaching, and as-needed medication management. Members are expected to complete two or more rotations through this IOP, as needed.

Teen and Family IOP. Beginning September 1, 2021, we will launch an eight-week Teen and Family IOP. Our Teen and Family DBT IOP offers all of the components of standard outpatient DBT in a more intensive format – three days a week (M, W ,Th) from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. In addition to group sessions, teens meet weekly with an individual therapist for an hour, and with their parents and a DBT family therapist twice monthly for one hour. Individual and family therapy sessions will be scheduled at mutually convenient times. Our Teen and Family DBT IOP also includes the following as-needed services: DBT coaching calls (outside program hours) and medication management.

Questions about the Learn and Earn Over Lunch Series or about our Services?
Please contact our Community Relations Liaison,
Brianna Johnson, at (503) 290-3297 or bjohnson@pdbti.org.