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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention

Presented by Craig Bryan, PsyD

Presenter Bio

Dr. Bryan is Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ABPP) and works as the director for the Division of Recovery and Resilience, the Trauma Program, and the Suicide and Prevention Program at The Ohio State University. He is a STAR (Stress, Trauma, & Resilience) endowed professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical School. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications, 5 books, 18 book chapters, over 200 conference presentations and posters, and 70 invited presentations.

This training is geared towards mental health professionals seeking to acquire entry-level information and training on the assessment, management, and treatment of suicide risk. The first portion emphasizes core competencies for the clinical care of suicidal patients, including general interpersonal dynamics, standardization of suicide-related terminology, and documentation strategies. The workshop then provides a detailed, step-by-step review of the 12-session brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) treatment protocol.  Practical strategies for effective treatment delivery are provided using case examples and demonstration videos that illustrate concepts and procedures.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe an empirically-supported biopsychosocial model of suicide.
  2. Conduct a risk assessment interview in a manner that increases accurate & honest disclosure of suicidal ideation & behaviors.
  3. Develop a written crisis response plan to reduce acute suicide risk.
  4. Underline cognitive strategies and interventions to undermine suicidal beliefs that contribute to suicidal behaviors .


Instructional Level


Licensed mental health professionals employed through Kaiser Permanente and psychological assistants performing under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

This CE program is free to Kaiser Permanente employees.

Instructional Methodology

  • Lecture
  • Audio/Visual
  • On-line Presentation

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Refund and Attendance Policy

All programs offered on KP Learn for CE credit through the KP Northern California Mental Health Training website are free of charge to Kaiser Permanente Staff and trainees. Once a course is selected in the KP NCAL MH Training Website, the registration process begins, and it will appear in the individuals KP Learn profile for completion within 90 days.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend the program in full and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire program. An attestation of attendance will be given once the individual has completed viewing the program, which will then initiate the final steps of completing the evaluation forms to receive a certificate of completion.

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