Over the past two decades, the suicide rate in the United States has steadily increased despite expanded efforts to reverse this trend via expanded awareness campaigns, wide implementation of suicide prevention programs and initiatives, and increased mental health advocacy and anti-stigma campaigns. To the befuddlement, confusion, and frustration of researchers, clinicians, family members, and many others, these efforts have not reversed the trend of rising suicides in the U.S. Why do suicide rates continue to rise despite our best efforts? One possibility is that many of our fundamental assumptions about suicide may be flawed.
In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Craig Bryan will critically evaluate several core assumptions about suicide prevention and present alternative perspectives, along with implications for suicide risk screening, treatment, and community-based programming.
This introductory level continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals:
Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: This program presents clinical and scientific information about suicide that is consistent with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association. This program discusses strategies for applying the concepts taught in a clinically responsible manner, although the presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every situation or person. A body of research surveyed in the program suggests that the methods are effective and safe. As always, however, misapplication of the concepts with various populations could lead to harmful outcomes.
Declaration of any conflict of interest: Dr. Bryan reports grant funding from the Department of Defense, National Institute of Mental Health, The Boeing Company, and the Navy SEAL Foundation; consulting fees from Oui Therapeutics LLC; royalties from book sales from Guilford Publishers, Taylor & Routledge, Springer Publishing, and Oxford University Press; and equity ownership in Anduril LLC, a company that conducts training workshops and provides consultation specific to suicide prevention.
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Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive-behavioral treatments for people experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Bryan is an Iraq War veteran and has professional expertise working with veterans, military personnel, and first responders. Dr. Bryan conducts research to help military veterans, first responders, and other adults who are dealing with mental health issues. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific studies and is considered a leading national expert on military suicide. He is also the author of Rethinking Suicide: Why Prevention Fails, and How We Can Do Better.
Dr. Bryan earned a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Psychology in clinical psychology from Baylor University and completed a clinical psychology residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is currently a Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University.