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Join Us for April Grand Rounds

Lorenz Clinic is excited to host Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., for his presentation, Why People Die by Suicide, for our April Grand Rounds event, on Wednesday, April 13, from 10am-12pm. Grand Rounds is hosted monthly for all of our Clinic staff for the purpose of strengthening relational approaches. This April’s event will be unique as we open it up for clinicians and colleagues from around the Twin Cities, to join us both virtually or in person at our Rosemount Clinic. 

Clinicians who participate will be eligible for 2 Continuing Education Hours that have been approved by the following Minnesota Boards of Licensure:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Behavioral Health and Therapy

About the webinar/presentation:

In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark those most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself.  He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology

Attendees can expect to leave with an increased understanding about the epidemiology and risk factors for death by suicide, Dr. Joiner’s theory about suicidal behavior, as well as anecdotes and scientific evidence that evaluates the new theory, some added tools for assessment and suicide prevention, and more. 

About Dr. Joiner:

Thomas Joiner went to college at Princeton and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was given the 2020 James McKeen Cattell Award for lifetime contributions to the area of applied psychological research from the Association for Psychological Science.

A consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, he is the Director of the DoD-funded Military Suicide Research Consortium, a ten-year, $70 million dollar project. Dr. Joiner runs a clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.

How to register:

Interested participants can register for either an in-person or virtual event. Please utilize the links below and submit your registration. Our in-person event will be hosted at our Rosemount Clinic. Check-in, coffee and light pastries will be available beginning at 9:30am for those joining us in person. 

Virtual Event Registration

In-Person Event Registration