Anger Turned In or Out: The Murder-Suicide Controversy of an American Hero

Case history presentation of an individual about whom it is unclear whether he was murdered or committed suicide, including factors/vulnerabilities leading up to his death. Viewing of a documentary of events preceding his death, discussion of details of theories on both sides of the controversy. Conclusion with information relevant to mental-health professionals’ needs to assess, diagnose, and treat suicidal patients. 


Friday, January 6, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 - Registration + Wine & Cheese



4455 Morena Blvd., Ste 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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SDPC Graduate Members free, non-members $30, students $20

Educational Objective(s)

  • . Summarize the four questions you need to ask a suicidal patient when determining the need for a protective environment.
  • Express the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population.
  • Implement three treatment strategies for positive outcomes with suicidal and self-mutilating patients.
  • Compare and contrast potential vulnerabilities to suicide in both a historical and contemporary individual.

Presenter Information

Marti Peck is a licensed clinical psychologist, currently in private practice in Old Town. She is a senior faculty member at SDPC, a graduate of the adult psychoanalysis training program, and certified in adult psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

David Peck is a retired physician in urgent care medicine and the author of Or Perish in the Attempt: Hardship and Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is co-producer of the recently released documentary based on his book.