Webinar: #BeThere - Making an Impact Across the Services and Veteran Community: Alcohol Misuse and Its Contributing Factors to Suicide

Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Webinar Series presents

#BeThere - Making an Impact Across the Services and Veteran Community: Alcohol Misuse and Its Contributing Factors to Suicide

December 12th, 2017 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

 

The Defense Suicide Prevention Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs are pleased to announce a new quarterly webinar series!

#BeThere - Making an Impact Across the Services and Veteran Community

 

Discussion

  • Prevalence of alcohol use disorders in Service members
  • Prevalence of alcohol use immediately prior to suicidal behaviors in Service members
  • How both chronic and acute alcohol use can contribute to suicidality
  • DoD and Federal resources for alcohol abuse prevention and intervention as well as suicide prevention and intervention

Speakers

Kenneth Conner, PsyD, MHP

Professor

Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry

University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Kenneth R. Conner is a clinical psychologist who serves as Professor in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Co-Director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide. He is former director of the VA VISN2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention. He has conducted research on alcohol- and drug use and suicidal behavior for approximately 18 years, his work has been widely published, and he has received research funding from multiple agencies. He also enjoys mentoring and has provided mentorship to numerous junior faculty members and postdoctoral fellows. Historically, much of Dr. Conner’s work sought to examine etiological relationships between alcohol- and drug use and suicidal behavior. More recently, he initiated a program of intervention research including as PI of a treatment development study to examine a brief intervention for use with individuals with alcohol- or drug use problems who have been hospitalized following a suicide attempt. He is also developing projects to prevent unintentional drug overdose.

 

Jennifer Tucker, PhD

Suicide Intervention Subject Matter Expert

Information Innovators, Inc. (Triple-i) Employee Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Salient

CRGT Supporting the Psychological Health Center of Excellence

Dr. Jennifer Tucker is a Suicide Intervention Subject Matter Expert contractor working in the Psychological Health Center of Excellence in the Defense Health Agency of the Department of Defense. She has expertise in psychotherapy for suicide prevention, patient interviewing techniques, neuropsychological assessment, and manuscript writing. Dr. Tucker has more than 10 years of experience in conducting psychological research on topics such as suicide prevention in the military, problem-solving treatment for adults with acquired brain damage, and early markers of cognitive change and Alzheimer’s disease. She also has more than 7 years of clinical experience in assessments and psychotherapy.