A two-day virtual conference designed to strengthen confidence and competence in providing caring, evidence-based services to clients with suicide risk.
Tuesday and Wednesday: March 19-20, 2024
1:30–5:00 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. PST
Schedule Day 1: Tuesday, March 19
Schedule Day 2: Wednesday, March 20
Rory O’Connor, PhD FRSE FAcSS is the President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research. Rory is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where he leads the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab. Dr. O’Connor is the author or editor of several books including, the award-winning book, When It is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do To Prevent It. He is the recipient of several awards including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's 2023 Research Award.
Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, is the Senior Vice President of Research and leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s research program, which funds research grants, offers workshops and training to researchers, and disseminates research findings to increase public awareness and support advocacy. She has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and trained clinicians around the nation. In 2022 she was elected to be a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Harkavy-Friedman is an associate professor in the department of Psychiatry of Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is a Member of the Clinical Advisory Board of The Wellness Institute.
David A. Brent, MD is Academic Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and holds an endowed chair in suicide studies at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He directs Services for Teens at Risk, a state-funded program for suicide prevention, education of professionals, and treatment of at-risk youth and their families. His work has focused on the identification of risk factors for adolescent depression and suicidal behavior, and on the translation of those findings into clinical interventions. He has helped to establish standards of care for the assessment and treatment of depressed and suicidal youth. Dr. Brent is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of The Wellness Institute.
Mitch Prinstein, PhD, ABPP is the Chief Science Officer of the American Psychological Association. He is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Co-Director of the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At the APA, Mitch is responsible for leading the association’s science agenda and advocating for the application of psychological research and knowledge in settings including academia, government, industry, and the law. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist and NIH-funded researcher with over two hundred published scientific manuscripts and twelve books.
W. Vaughn McCall, MD, is a professor and Case Distinguished Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University. Dr. McCall is board-certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and sleep disorders medicine. His research interests include depression, electroconvulsive therapy, quality of life, and insomnia. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health since 1995, and he is the author of more than 300 publications, including more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. McCall is the Editor of the Journal of ECT.
Roger Harrison, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist with Nemours Children’s Health in Wilmington, Delaware, where he co-chairs the Division of Behavioral Health’s diversity subcommittee. Dr. Harrison is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a co-founder and co-chair of the DREAM IPC Conference, a national biennial conference that focuses on pediatric integrated primary care. Dr. Harrison is President of the Delaware Psychological Association and was previously the Chair of its diversity committee.
Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is the owner of Hartstein Psychological Services, a group psychotherapy practice where she works with children, adolescents, and their families. She has intensive training in adolescent suicide assessment and has specialized in this population for several years. Dr. Jen is a member of the executive committee and board of Active Minds, an organization working to decrease the stigma of mental health. She is the author of Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide for Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters, and is a regular contributor on a variety of media outlets.
David Miklowitz, PhD, is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. His award-winning research focuses on family environmental factors and family psychoeducational treatments for adult-onset and childhood-onset bipolar disorder. He is the author or co-author of two books on Bipolar Disorder as well as six other titles and has published over three hundred research articles.
John Draper, PhD, is an international expert in behavioral health crisis services. He is the President of Research & Development for Behavioral Health Link. Since 1996, he has held leadership positions overseeing crisis helplines, including executive director of SAMHSA’s National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (currently 800-273-TALK; 988 as of July 2022) and the founding director of New York City’s LifeNet.
- Full Access to the 2-Day Summit- 7.0 CE Credit (see accreditation statement above)- One Year of access to all TWI Events ($600 value)
- Full Access to the 2-day Summit - 7.0 CE Credit (see accreditation statement above)
- Full Access to the 2-day Summit (No CE Credit included)
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