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Suicide Prevention

ACT for Life: a Brief Intervention for Maximizing Recovery After Suicidal Crises


by Sean Barnes, PhD
Seminar date: 1/14/2019

Description: Suicide prevention literature and public health policy both call for treatment targeting high-risk populations, such as Veterans hospitalized due to suicidal intent and/or attempts. Psychiatric hospitalization is a critical opportunity to provide treatment to reduce the risk of suicide and lay the groundwork for functional recovery. Yet, extant empirically-supported psychotherapies for suicide prevention are not feasible to provide during an average length VA psychiatric hospitalization. The Cyberseminar will focus on the development and initial evaluation of ACT for Life, a brief individual inpatient intervention for maximizing functional recovery after suicidal crises. Intended audience: anyone interested in suicide prevention, inpatient care, brief psychotherapy, treatment development, and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.



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