What Makes Suicide Crisis Coping Plans Effective?

Science and Expert Opinion

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In this conversation, panelists will share their research and expert opinion on what is essential to make an effective coping plan with individuals at risk for suicide.

Topics Covered

  • Dr. O’Connor will explain how the experimental therapeutics framework can advance understanding of the targets and intervention strategies relevant to suicide crisis coping plans.
  • Drs. Stanley and Bryan will each highlight research findings from their work, sharing their expert opinion about the state of the science.
  • With the audience, panelists will discuss practical implications for practice, policy, and future research.
  • Dr. Jobes will make final remarks as Discussant.

Stephen O'Connor, PhD

Dr. O'Connor serves as the Chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research. Dr. O'Connor manages a portfolio of grants that includes projects on youth and adult-related suicide risk detection and interventions to reduce suicide ideation, attempts, and deaths. Projects in his portfolio range from exploratory and feasibility studies to effectiveness research.

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Barbara Stanley, PhD

Dr. Stanley is the Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC. She specializes in the treatment of individuals with suicidal behavior, self-injury, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and emotion regulation difficulties. Dr. Stanley's research includes: Suicide, suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self injury, BPD, depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, brief interventions to prevent suicide, and biobehavioral research on suicidal behavior and BPD.

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Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Bryan is the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University. He is an expert in cognitive-behavioral treatments for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Bryan conducts research to help military veterans, first responders and other adults who are dealing with mental health issues.

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Dave Jobes, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Jobes is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. He is the creator of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, as well as the Founder of CAMS-Care. Dr. Jobes’ research and writing in suicide has produced well over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

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