What future? How People Who Are Suicidal Look Beyond The Present Moment On-Demand Webinar
The consideration of suicide involves the contemplation of not only death, but also of life and what it can offer. This presentation explores cognitive underpinnings of life-oriented thoughts, with a particular focus on how people who are suicidal envision their future. Dr. Cha will introduce various ways to assess future thinking among individuals who are suicidal, and present an emerging profile of future thinking abilities that are characteristic of this population.
About Christine Cha, PhD
Dr. Christine Cha is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies. Her research focuses on thought patterns that may contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and pertain to concepts proximal to suicide (e.g., death) as well as alternatives to suicide (e.g., future). Dr. Cha’s work has been funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and General Hospital Psychiatry, and has received the Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science.
About David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP
David Jobes, PhD, ABPP, is the founder of CAMS-care, LLC. He began his career in 1987 in the Counseling Center of the Catholic University of America, where he developed a suicide risk assessment tool for college students that evolved into an evidence-based treatment, CAMS, recognized by The Joint Commission, Zero Suicide, and the CDC. A 2021 meta-analysis of 30 years of research shows that CAMS is a “Well Supported” intervention for reducing suicidal ideation per CDC criteria. Dr. Jobes is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at Catholic. He has trained thousands of mental health professionals in the United States and abroad in evidence-based assessment and treatment of suicide risk and the use of CAMS.