Alternatives to psychiatry´s disease model and diagnosis for understanding suicide and treating suicidal behaviour


National Conference on Suicide Prevention
Litteraturhuset i Oslo, Wergeland, September 14, 2017

8.30 – 9.00

9.00 – 9.15
Moderator: Halvor Kjølstad, Spesialist in Clinical Psychology

9.15 – 12.00 (3×45 minutes with breaks for coffee and refreshments)
Keynote Speech
The suicide specific clinical philosophy of care and the clinical framework in Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) – an alternative to conventional clinical approaches Dave Jobes
Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

12.00 – 13.00

13.00 – 13.45
Basal Exposure Therapy (BET) – an alternative to coercion and control in suicide prevention in the mental health services
Didrik Heggdal
Spesialist in Clinical Psychology, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust

14.00 – 14.45
Experiences with CAMS in Denmark
Kate Trein Andreasson Aamund
MD, PhD, post doctoral researcher, Danish Research Institute for Suicide Prevention – DRISP

15.00 – 16.00
Closing Session