The Catholic University of America

Instilling Hope Conference Suicide:  Assessment, Interventions, and Recovery

Wednesday, April 20, 2011  8am – 4 pm

Pryzbyla Center, 3rd Floor

5 contact hours have been applied for through the Maryland Nurses Association.

Event flyer is available online.


8–8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45–9 a.m. Welcome and Announcements 

9–10:15 a.m. David Jobes, Ph.D. 

10:15–10:30 a.m. Break

10:30–11:30 a.m.   David Jobes, cont. 

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Pamela Marcus, M.S. 

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m. Madeline Lambrecht, Ed.D.

2:30–2:45 p.m. Break

2:45–3:45 p.m. Verna Carson, Ph.D.

3:45–4 p.m.  Evaluations and closing remark


Early Registration Fee:  $50 (must be received by April 1, 2011)

Registration Fee:  $65 (received by April 15, 2011)

Registration at the door: $70 (limited availability based on prior registrations)

Student Nurses: $20 (no contact hours awarded)

Checks payable to The Catholic University of America.

To register, mail your contact information and registration fee to:

Janet Merritt, RN, Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America
School of Nursing
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064


David Jobes, Ph.D., is an internationally known expert on suicide and the recipient of the Edwin S. Schneidman Award from the American Association  of Suicidology. Jobes is the author of Youth Suicide:  Issues, Assessment, and Intervention; Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention; and Managing Suicide Risk:  A Collaborative Approach. 

Pamela Marcus, RN, M.S., is a nationally recognized mental health nursing speaker and an associate professor at Prince George’s Community College teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing. Marcus is also a psychotherapist in private practice. She is the author psychiatric nursing texts focusing on suicide staging and nursing interventions with clients who are suicidal. 

Madeline Lambrecht, RN, Ed.D., is the immediate past president of the Delaware End-of-Life Coalition and past president of the international Association for Death Education and Counseling. She is professor emeritus in the School of Nursing, University of Delaware. Lambrecht holds certification as a fellow 
in thanatology and has been an educator, counselor, and consultant on loss-related issues for more than 30 years. In 2009 she received a Jefferson Award for Public Service for end-of-life initiatives in Delaware.
Verna Carson, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Nursing at Towson University, speaks nationally on the topic of spirituality in nursing. She is the author or co-author of nine books, five of which have focused on some aspect of spirituality. The most recent publication, Parish Nursing: Stories of Service and Care, was released in March 2011.