This web conference is designed for clinicians seeking basic information on how to assess, manage, and treat at-risk military personnel and veterans. Conference participants will receive an introduction to brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicidality (BCBT-S) treatment protocol. BCBT-S has recently been found to reduce suicide attempts among military personnel by 60% and to improve the retention of military personnel on active duty status.

Participants will explore the biological, psychological, and social aspects of suicide, discuss practical skills and strategies for effective delivery of treatment, and review the latest research findings from studies focused on military suicide.

This web conference is intermediate instructional level and designed to help clinicians:

  1. Create an empirically supported biopsychosocial model of suicide;
  2. Identify six common elements of effective treatments for suicide risk;
  3. Develop a treatment plan that addresses suicide risk;
  4. Apply cognitive-behavioral strategies to target suicidal beliefs and emotion regulation skills deficits.

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How the Web Conference Works

Attendees who register for this event will log in to the web conference center by using a computer and calling in to the teleconference line. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via computer. Live streaming video and/or document sharing will also be available to participants. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

This event will include lecture and question-and-answer periods. A recording of the web conference will be available to members in's Continuing Education Archives within two weeks. After the live event, a written transcript of the event will be available in the Member's Area. Members of can receive continuing education credits for attending this event by logging in to the Member's Area.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by for attending this web conference in its entirety. is also an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements., provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to members.

Event Reviews from Members

I found the focus on practicing, rather than merely assigning or agreeing to, crisis plans helpful. Most people are not able to put a plan into action when everything hits the fan, and those suffering suicidal tendencies are probably less inclined to figure it out during a suicidal bout. So, practicing the needed skills to successfully turn the mind from suicidal ruminations makes a lot of sense. - Carl Golden, MS, MA, LMHCA

I work with clients who are in or have retired from the military and it was very helpful to have an improved insight into the culture of the military and how it impacts their thinking about mental health. - Audrie L Meyer, LMFT

Meet the Presenter

Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP

Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, and he is the Executive Director at the University of Utah's National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Bryan was a faculty member in the psychology department of Wilford Hall Medical Center and the manager of the Suicide Prevention Program for Lackland AFB. In 2009, he was in charge of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic while deployed in Balad, Iraq. Dr. Bryan has become a national leader in suicide prevention for military personnel, and he serves as a consultant for the Department of Defense regarding psychological health promotion initiatives and suicide prevention.

Dr. Bryan provides oversight on two different research studies testing CBT treatments for suicide prevention, and he trains mental health therapists on how to treat and manage suicidal clients. He is the co-author of Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care and the forthcoming Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans: A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician, and he has authored almost 80 scientific articles and book chapters. He was awarded the Arthur W. Melton Award in 2009 for his work with PTSD, TBI, and suicide prevention and the Peter JN Linnerooth National Service Award in 2013. For more information about Dr. Bryan and his work, please visit: