James M. Smith, MEd, LPC, NCC

Presenting in Columbia

James M. Smith, MEd, LPC, NCC currently works at Lincoln University of Missouri in Jefferson City as the director of Student Health and Wellness Services. He began his counseling career working in addictions, and has worked in various addiction and mental health treatment settings for more than 10 years. Jamie (as most people know him) is currently working to complete his PhD with Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision. His dissertation topic is focused on the experience of disclosure of child sexual abuse among male adult survivors. He is working toward having his dissertation completed in late 2019. Jamie is married and has three children and a Golden Retriever.


Trauma Informed Assessments for Suicidal Individuals: Recognizing the Influence of Trauma on Suicidal Ideation

There is a significant association between history of sexual abuse and suicidal ideation among adult survivors. This presentation is designed primarily for mental health professionals. Participants will understand the significant correlation between suicidal ideation and history of sexual trauma, understand specific barriers to

disclosure of history of sexual abuse particularly for male survivors, and learn practical techniques for assessment of sexual trauma as part of the overall assessment process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the correlation between sexual trauma and suicidal ideation
  • Participants will be able to identify barriers to disclosure of sexual trauma
  • Participants will be able to identify effective assessment strategies for sexual trauma when assessing suicidal individuals