Review the past 50 years of development in the study of suicide and its prevention with Jay Nagdimon, a leading clinician in suicide prevention and treatment. The evolution of conceptual pathways to suicide and the recent changes in the profiles of who is most likely to die by suicide will be discussed with an emphasis on translating this information to inform clinical practice. The second half of the day will focus on advances in risk assessment, clinical management and treatment. Contemporary controversies in pharmacological treatment and alternative strategies for working with chronically suicidal clients will be discussed. Case examples will help illustrate both assessment and treatment components. This continuing education workshop is designed to teach clinical interventions and empirically-based assessments for psychologists and other mental health professionals who work with high risk adolescents and adults in an outpatient setting.