A widely-used strategy for managing acute suicide risk is the contract for safety, also known as the no-suicide contract. Despite its widespread use across mental health and medical settings, accumulating consensus is that this approach may be ineffective. Alternative strategies such as crisis response planning or the related safety planning intervention have therefore been proposed. Written on an index card, the crisis response plan outlines simple steps for a suicidal individual to follow when in a crisis. Results of a recently completed randomized clinical trial show that crisis response planning reduces suicide attempts by 75% as compared to the contract for safety, thereby supporting the method’s efficacy. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of crisis response planning, and to differentiate the method from other, less effective means for managing suicide risk.
- Describe an empirically-supported biopsychosocial model of suicide.
- Identify the primary motives that drive suicidal behavior.
- Identify the components of a written crisis response plan to reduce acute suicide risk.
Presenter: Craig Bryan, Psy.D. Price: $15 (CE’s not included) Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here 90 Minutes
Presenter: Craig Bryan, Psy.D.
Price: $15 (CE’s not included)
Optional 2 CE Credits sold separately More Info Here
Once payment is received, you will be e-mailed a full video recording of this Webinar along with all presentation materials.
About Craig Bryan
Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. Dr. Bryan served in the U.S. Air Force and is an Iraq War veteran. He currently researches suicide and suicide prevention strategies, and has received millions of dollars in federal funding to develop new treatments to prevent suicide attempts in the military. He is considered a leading national expert on military suicide.
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