Suicide Prevention Videos
Resources for education in suicidology
There are various videos on clinical suicidology that describe Dr. Jobes’ approach to assessing and treating suicidal risk with both adult and adolescent suicidal patients. The following DVDs can be purchased through the publishers as listed below.
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. This DVD can be purchased through American Psychological Association.
In Adolescent Girls Who Are Suicidal, David A. Jobes demonstrates his integrative, problem-solving approach to working with female adolescents who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Suicide attempts by adolescent girls are three times as frequent as those by boys. Most teenage girls with suicidal ideation have identifiable psychological, social, or familial problems that can be helped by careful assessment and treatment, thus eliminating the need for suicide. Dr. Jobes’s approach emphasizes building an alliance with the client, attending closely as she talks about her problems and feelings, and inspiring the client’s motivation to pursue psychological and behavioral change.In this session, Dr. Jobes works with a teenage girl who is emotionally hurt and contemplating escape through suicide. Dr. Jobes helps her begin to realize the difference between suicide as a “comforting” fantasy versus a scary and deadly reality. This DVD can be purchased through American Psychological Association.