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Free Lecture: Simple Things Save Lives
June 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Utah ranks 5th in the nation for suicide deaths among teens and ranks in the top 10 for adult suicide deaths year after year. In fact, the Beehive state is located in what researchers call “the suicide belt”.
What can you do as a mental health professional to help support your clients through serious depression and suicidal thinking, and hopefully prevent this unnecessary loss of life?
The Polizzi Clinic invites the mental health community to join us for a FREE seminar by Dr. Craig Bryan:
Simple Things Save Lives: Brief interventions for suicide prevention
Tuesday, June 16th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NASW Approval Pending 1 CEU
Attendees will learn the critical components of a crisis response plan, understand how to engage clients in identifying reasons for living in order to reduce suicide risk, and be able to create a strong crisis response plan in response for clients at acute risk for suicide.
Presented by Dr. Craig Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Bryan is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah.
Dr. Bryan received his PsyD in clinical psychology in 2006 from Baylor University, and completed his clinical psychology residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He was retained as faculty in the Department of Psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Primary Care Psychology Service, as well as the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for Lackland AFB.
Dr. Bryan deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2009, where he served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. Dr. Bryan separated from active duty service shortly after his deployment, and currently researches suicidal behaviors and suicide prevention strategies, and psychological health and resiliency.
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