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Western Regional Convention
 
 

2018 WPA Convention
April 2629, 2018 | Portland, OR

Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer

A Career Well Spent:
How I Became a Psychologist
and Why I Will Never Retire

Dr. Quinnett will trace the arc of his career as an undergraduate through his early experiences in clinical psychology and how he followed one path for 30 years only to end up on a different continent for his encore career in public health education. He will describe how personal encounters with suicidal patients, together with his experiences as . . . [See below]

Paul Quinnett, PhD
QPR Institute

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Abstract Cont.
. . . a clinical director responsible for hundreds of staff and thousands of patients, led him to discover the world of suicide prevention. He will describe his current work as an educator and researcher, and introduce the audience to the burden of suffering associated with mental illness and, in particular, depression – a leading risk factor for premature death by suicide. Following this problem description both in the United States and abroad, and the manpower needs necessary to cope with it, he will showcase his organization’s work and describe job futures and careers in Suicidology. Noting that the world is changing faster than those of us living it can perceive, he will highlight the need for passion, compassion, commitment, and hope that young psychologists can bring to this final frontier in understanding human pain and suffering.

 
Bethy Campbell, PhD
Whitworth University
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