Donn M. Marshall, Ph.D. is the Director and Chief Psychologist at Counseling, Health & Wellness Services at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, where he has worked since 1987. A frequent contributor at regional and national conferences, Dr. Marshall has presented on issues including sexual assault prevention, sexual/affective identity, Internet addictions and abuse, suicide prevention, and clinical assessment of suicidality.
Jodi M. Jacobson, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CEAP is an assistant professor at The University of Maryland, School of Social Work where she chairs the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) sub-specialization for the graduate social work program and conducts research on workplace crisis intervention and traumatic stress, including suicide prevention and workplace violence.
Stephanie Weber, M.S., LCPC is the Executive Director of Suicide Prevention Services, Inc. in Batavia, IL. She has led Survivors of Suicide, a self-help support group for anyone who has lost a friend or relative to suicide since its inception in 1984; the group has served over 2,000 families. Ms. Weber has been in the area of education and training for over 35 years. She is the recipient of the 2000 Survivor of the Year Award and in 2006 the Eli Lilly “Welcome Back” Award (honorable mention), and the SPAN USA Sandy Martin Grassroots Award.
Adrienne M. Barna, Ph.D., ABPP has worked as a licensed psychologist, Associate Director of the George Mason University Counseling Center in Virginia and is currently Director of Psychological Services at George Mason University, where she coordinates clinical services and mental health emergency/crisis response in the university community and supervises staff and trainees in assessing and managing suicidal risk among university community members and in developing community awareness of suicide for over twenty years. Dr. Barna is board-certified in Counseling Psychology.
Reina Juarez, Ph.D. She is the Director of Psychological and Counseling Services at the University of California, San Diego. She has practiced Clinical Psychology for over 25 years in community and university settings in the US and Canada. She leads prevention initiatives, serves as consultant to behavioral systems with diverse client populations, and formulates policies and procedures for the delivery of optimal mental health services, quality assurance and risk management. She combines contemporary positive psychology and wellness models with evidence based approaches. Dr. Juarez is an experienced trainer of mental health professionals in universities and colleges counseling center settings. She serves as instructor for professional seminars, intern training workshops, university honor courses and outreach programming for college students, faculty and staff. Reina is bi-cultural, bilingual, and multiculturally competent. Suicidology has been a special interest her entire career, starting with a class on the phenomenology of suicide as an undergraduate at UCLA, taught by Edwin S. Shneidman, PhD, the founder of the American Association of Suicidology.
Vali Maduro Gateño, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Panama City, Panama. She is on the faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Panama City and in Washington, DC. She is the founder and Coordinator of the TeenScreen® suicide prevention program in Panama. Dr. Maduro Gateño received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Southern California University for Professional Studies; she has attended the International Institute of Object Relation Therapy (IIORT, today IPI), and has an Advanced Studies in the theory and therapy of Object Relations. She is available to deliver the training in English or in Spanish.
Brad Munger MA, LPC supervises the Rock County Community Support Program (CSP), a large community treatment program for persons with serious and persistent mental illness. Trained in psychology, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Wisconsin. His other professional endeavors include evidence-based treatment approaches for persons with mental illness, including the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model. Serving on the state board for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and as past Vice-President, he has a keen interest in suicide prevention, postvention as well as related existential and family aspects.
Chaim Nissel, Psy.D. Chaim Nissel, Psy.D. is Director of the Counseling Center and Associate Dean of Students for Health Affairs at Yeshiva University in New York. He also serves as an Associate Professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work and maintains a private practice in New city, New York. He previously worked in school and hospital settings and has worked with individuals of all ages. Dr. Nissel earned his doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology from Pace University. His doctoral dissertation looked at suicidal ideation in an adolescent inpatient population and throughout his career, he has always been interested in and involved with the assessment and treatment of suicide risk. He is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist. He has given countless workshops on topics including suicidality, acting out adolescents, college mental health, preschool behavior problems and bullying in the US and Canada.
Toni Paul M.Ed, RNC is a Licensed RN and Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse with 30 years experience. Currently based in southern New Hampshire, she specializes in emergency service, crisis intervention, and acute psychiatric inpatient care. The former Director of Emergency Service for NH's largest mental health center, she's a consultant, trainer and examiner for AAS and was a representative of AAS offering program evaluation and staff training in Beijing, China, 2004.
Harry Rockland-Miller, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, and an Associate Director of University Health Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For more than 15 years, he has led a multidisciplinary university clinic providing short-term psychotherapies, psychopharmacological services, community consultation, training and 24-hour crisis services. Rockland-Miller is a trainer and consultant in areas including college mental health, clinical triage, suicide prevention and mental health care delivery; other clinical interests include crisis intervention, brief therapy and hospital-based treatment. He is currently principal investigator of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant providing suicide prevention training on the UMass Amherst campus. Prior to joining the university, he worked in mobile and hospital crisis intervention and inpatient psychiatry settings.
Robert D. Canning, Ph.D. is Senior Psychologist with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is the Suicide Prevention and Response Coordinator for the Department, and is responsible for the development and implementation of suicide prevention programs statewide. Prior to his current position Dr. Canning was a staff psychologist with the Department, and worked in a prison medical facility providing mental health treatment to inmates diagnosed with HIV. Dr. Canning earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA in 1993. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the U.C. Davis School of Medicine.
Barry N. Feldman Ph.D., LICSW is the Clinical Director for On-Site Academy in Gardner, MA, a non-profit residential treatment and training center for emergency services and public safety personnel. He is the Primary Clinician for the Boston Police Stress Support Unit and also provides outpatient counseling services to police and other first responders and their families. He conducts suicide assessment and intervention trainings for clinicians through the MA Department of Public Health, and facilitates suicide prevention-related workshops for police, nurses, educators, public defenders, and crisis negotiators.
M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University, with an adjunct appointment as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rudd is an active researcher with over 170 publications. Dr. Rudd conducts many national and international continuing education workshops providing training in the assessment and management of high risk patients to a broad array of healthcare professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, social workers, and counselors.