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Suicide: Intervention, Prevention and 'Postvention'


Apr 26

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Galvin Fine Arts Center

The public keynote address will be given by John Westefeld, professor of counseling psychology at the University of Iowa.

Cost: Free and open to the public


Robin Anderson

More info: Illowa Psychology Conference

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The Galvin Fine Arts Center is located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard.

"Suicide: Intervention, Prevention, Postvention and the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory," will include specific, evidence-based information to help in prevention and intervention efforts with those who are at-risk for suicide. Westefeld will share effective 'postvention' strategies to promote resilience after losing someone to suicide. The presentation will also feature the College Student Reasons for Living Inventory, an instrument he developed to assess suicidal risk among college students.

For more than 35 years, Westefeld's primary research and clinical area of interest has been suicide. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology and a Past President of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the APA. Westefeld serves as a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Iowa.

In its 41st year, the ILLOWA Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference involves students and faculty from more than 30 colleges and universities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.