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Adolescent Boys Who Are Suicidal, DVD

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With David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

Closed Captioned
Running Time: Over 100 minutes
Copyright: 2008


In Adolescent Boys Who Are Suicidal, David A. Jobes demonstrates his integrative, problem-solving approach to working with male adolescents who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Preliminary research suggests that although men and male adolescents are more likely to complete suicide compared to females, there is evidence to suggest clinical success if they are engaged in treatment. Dr. Jobes's approach emphasizes the importance of a strong alliance with the client and working to inspire the client's motivation to pursue psychological and behavioral change.

In this session, Dr. Jobes works with a high school-aged boy who seriously considers suicide as an attractive option for escaping problems in his life. Through the course of this session, the teen becomes more hopeful and begins to formulate some sense of his life in the future.

Dr. Jobes's approach to working with a suicidal youth is integrative and eclectic; the approach tends to be pragmatic with an emphasis on problem-solving. The empirical research is clear that a skill-building, problem-solving approach is most effective with suicidal adolescents. Careful engagement of the parents is also typically very important to clinical success. The therapist should be thoughtful and strategic about forming a clinical alliance with the teenage client by recognizing their defenses and natural wariness of the mental health professional.

Dr. Jobes employs a range of possible treatments in an effort to work in the best interests of the client. His primary focus is forming a viable clinical alliance with the patient and working with the patient's motivation to pursue psychological and behavioral change.

About the Therapist
David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of psychology and codirector of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing in suicide has produced more than 50 publications (including three books on youth suicide). His new book, Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach, has just been released by Guilford Press.

As an internationally recognized suicidologist with particular expertise in clinical suicidology, Dr. Jobes has spoken to a broad range of audiences and is frequently interviewed in the media on the topic of suicide. He is an associate editor of the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior and is a consulting editor to Archives of Suicidology.

Dr. Jobes is a past president of the American Association of Suicidology and is the recipient of that organization's 1995 Edwin Schneidman Award in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research. As a board-certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychologists), Dr. Jobes maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center, PC.


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