September 24, 2013

Three Upcoming Interactive Teleconferences on Being a Partner in Pregnancy, Sexting, and Managing Suicidal Risk

Interactive teleconference interviews with Jennifer Harned Adams. on “Being a Partner in Pregnancy”, Aklly Dir on "Sexting", and David Jobes on Managing Suicidal Risk
Meet the Experts: An Interview with Jennifer Harned Adams, Ph.D. on “Being a Partner in Pregnancy.”
Friday September 27, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00PM Eastern time.
Dr. Harned Adams is a Psychologist in Denver who specializes in working with women who are pregnant. Her program, Partners in Pregnancy is a wellness program for pregnant moms. She works with clients to help them identify their hopes for their pregnancy and their new role as a mother, and develops a plan with them to help reach those goals.  The program includes:
  • one monthly, hour-long, individual appointment (in-person, by phone or Skype) 
  • weekly emails to address questions that come up and tips to help you enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for your baby's arrival 
  • monthly wellness group for expecting and new moms 
Dr. Harned Adams is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in womens' reproductive health. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology in 2003 from the University of Houston. She completed her clinical internship at the University of Texas - Houston Health Sciences Center, and went on to complete an additional three years of post-doctoral training in psychosocial oncology and reproductive health at the University of Texas- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is certified in the Domar Mind-Body Program for Infertility. She holds an academic appointment as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver and was a therapist for the Kempe Center Post-Partum Depression Intervention Program.  She is a professional member of Postpartum Support International, Resolve, and The American Society of Reproductive Medicine. As both a psychologist and a mom to two small children, she recognize the joys and challenges associated with the journey to parenthood.

Meet the Authors: An Interview with Ally Dir, MA.
Tuesday October 1st from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, Eastern Time

Ms. Dir will discuss the topic: "Sexting behaviors, sexual risk-taking, and alcohol-related sexual hookups, among college students and adolescents."

Ms. Dir is a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at IUPUI with a research focus on sexting behaviors, as well as how sexting relates to both alcohol use and sexual behaviors. She has published one book chapter and 2 research papers regarding sexting in peer-reviewed journals, and has another paper under review. She has also applied for a pre-doctoral training grant through the NIH and NIAAA (National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse) to continue her research on sexting and related behaviors among college students and adolescents.

Meet the Authors: An Interview with David A. Jobes, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 3rd from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM, Eastern Time
Dr. Jobes is author of Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach
Published by Guilford Press.
Dr. Jobes is Professor of Psychology, and Associate Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at The Catholic University of America. His Suicide Prevention Lab is centered on clinical risk assessment (using both quantitative and qualitative methods) with different suicidal populations in different clinical settings. In recent years they have become particularly focused on clinical interventions for suicidal patients. His group at CUA has developed a novel therapeutic approach called the "Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality" (CAMS). They are currently engaged in funded clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of CAMS with suicidal patients in the US and other countries. He has have been working in suicidology since graduate school across various domains—public health, clinical research, epidemiology, and theory-building. He has also worked extensively within Veterans Affairs at both the local and national level. Over the past dozen years, he has been a consultant to each branch of the US military. In recent years his lab has become increasingly involved in VA and military suicide prevention as they pursue empirical research with both suicidal veterans and active duty military personnel. As a professor he teaches courses in clinical psychology, ethics and professional practice, individual psychotherapy, clinical theory, assessment interviewing, and a graduate seminar on suicide.
To register for any of these free interviews go to, and click on the calendar date on the right hand side of the page and it will bring to you the registration page. After a brief presentation those participating on the call may make comments or ask questions of the author.

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