Presented by Jacinta Hawgood, Senior Lecturer and Program Director of Suicidology at Griffith University
Join Jacinta Hawgood as she addresses the gradual shift in paradigm of conducting suicide risk assessments.
In this webinar, Jacinta will discuss the psychosocial needs-based assessment process and explain why it’s a best-practice approach to understanding the complex phenomenon that is suicidality and the assessment processes associated with suicide.
She will unpack a number of key concepts including elements of suicidal process, and those related to the therapeutic alliance. Jacinta will also discuss techniques for uncovering intent in order to provide tools for accurately addressing the suicidal state.
The webinar will also cover:
- risk assessment - according to the current paradigm of evidence-based conceptualisation
- important concepts of the suicidal experience
- techniques of uncovering suicide intent
- the core components of psychosocial needs-based assessment.
Meet Jacinta Hawgood BSSc, BPsy(Hons), MClinPsy (MAPS, MCCLP)
Jacinta Hawgood is a senior lecturer and Program Director of Suicidology at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is a clinical psychologist and suicidologist who has devoted her career to understanding the suicidal pain and experiences of those with lived experience of suicide. Her research and clinical interests are in psychosocial, person centred suicide risk assessment processes, personal suicide stigma, the impacts of client/co-worker suicide on the worker, and suicide prevention training design and evaluation. Her PhD (candidate) is in the area of suicide risk assessment and the feasibility and validity of the Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality (STARS) interview protocol. She is the lead author of STARS protocol published first in 2015 and most recently updated in 2018.
Jacinta has provided expert advice and guidance on suicide risk assessment, and other suicidology topics to state and national government departments and private organisations. She has presented research findings at a range of state, national and international conferences, and has co-authored and edited a book, book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed articles and government reports in the field. Jacinta is a non-executive Director of the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia, and Mates in Construction (Qld/NT), and a member on several national and international advisory boards regarding suicide prevention.