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Why People Die by Suicide: Guest Speaker Dr. Joiner
November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Thomas E. Joiner, Jr. is an American clinical and research psychologist at Florida State University and is one of the most prominent suicide experts in the world. His work is both theoretical and practical, in that the “Joiner framework” for suicide risk assessment is the most robust, evidence-based, and widespread system now in use. Dr. Joiner is from Atlanta, Georgia, completed his undergraduate education at Princeton, and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Florida State University in 1997 where he is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology and also serves as the Director of the FSU Psychology Clinic. Dr. Joiner lists well over 500 peer-reviewed publications, including empirical and theoretical articles in top-tier journals, books, and chapters. His work has now generated more than 56,000 citations in other peer-reviewed scientific publications. His single most-cited work, with more than 3,000 citations, is his book, Why People Die from Suicide, published by Harvard University Press.