Online Course » Understanding Suicidal Behavior in the Military

Course Description:
Suicide in the military is a significant concern. The authors review empirical studies and use two case studies to illustrate the potential explanatory role of Joiner's (2005) interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior: The theory posits that three variables--perceived burdensomeness, thwarted belongingness, and acquired capability for suicide--determine the risk of an individual engaging in a lethal suicide attempt. The case studies provide a framework within which to understand the phenomenon of suicide in the military and illustrate how the three variables might be affected in an active duty population post-deployment.
Course Objective:
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
  • Explain Joiner’s interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior; and
  • Discuss the application of Joiner’s theory in assessing and treating military personnel.
Author Bio:
Michael D. Anestis and Thomas E. Joiner are affiliated with Florida State University. Craig J. Bryan and Michelle M. Cornette are affiliated with Wilford Hall Medical Center; Dr. Cornette is also affiliated with the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Thomas E. Joiner, Florida State University, Department of Psychology, 1107 W. Call St., Tallahassee, FL, 32306-4301.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
American Psychological Association - view details
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National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) - view details
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Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists - view details

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