Researchers and scholars agree: certain types of brief psychotherapies are emerging as the most effective methods of decreasing patients' risk for suicide. This is true across the full spectrum of health care settings, and it holds true across different populations too.Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Preventing Suicide Attemptsdescribes the essential ingredients of these effective treatments, explains how to adapt them for different groups and in different environments, and offers clinicians detailed tips and guidelines on how these treatments can be used with actively suicidal patients.
About the Author:
Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is the associate director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, and assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Utah. Dr. Bryan served on active duty in the Air Force for four years and deployed to Iraq in 2009. He is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment an`d treatment of suicidal patients and suicide prevention, and he regularly provides training to clinicians and medical professionals about managing suicidal patients. He has authored dozens of scientific publications and book chapters on the topic.