SJVPA General Meeting - Assessing Suicide Risk: A New Conceptual Model

  • 14 May 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory, 1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710


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Assessing Suicide Risk:

A New Conceptual Model

Jason Christopherson, Psy.D.

About the Event: 

Please join us for our May 2018 general meeting at The Old Spaghetti Factory (1610 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710).  The presentation for the evening will involve a 1 hour continuing education opportunity introducing a new way to conceptualize the assessment of suicidal risk in patients.  The presentation will cover background information on suicide risk factors, historical ways of conceptualizing patient risk of suicidality, and a new multi-dimensional method of assessing a patient's risk for suicide using up-to-date psychological theory and research, and developmental considerations for assessing suicide risk.

About the Presenter:

Jason Christopherson is the assistant clinical director and director of training at the Sullivan Center for Children. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Utah, and earned his Doctor of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno, CA, during which time he received the Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Jason works full-time with severely mentally ill children and adolescents, and his clinical caseload includes multiple patients with a history of suicidal risk. He also teaches intervention courses for CSPP's doctoral program at the Alliant Fresno campus. He has appeared on multiple television and radio programs as a guest to discuss events and issues related to mental health and child development. He is an active cyclist and spent many years growing up playing volleyball, which is arguably the greatest sport ever invented. Jason is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank possible within the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and has been involved in varying capacities with the BSA since he was 8 years old. He considers his family to be his greatest joy in life.

Continuing Education: 1 hours credit provided by the Sullivan Center for Children, an authorized provider of continuing education credit through the American Psychological Association (APA).  CE credit is approved for Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

The Sullivan Center for Children is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Sullivan Center for Children maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

For questions, comments, or concerns regarding SC4C CE program content, material, registration, or any related manners, please contact our Continuing Education Program Director Kaitlyn Nichols, Psy.D., at (559) 271-1186, or email

Important Notice: Those who attend the event for continuing education credit, pay the required fees, and complete the evaluation form will receive ( 1 ) continuing education credit. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire event. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the event is completed will not receive CE credit. No partial credit is allowed.

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