Calendar of Event
 Event Title: Suicide Prevention and Intervention in the 21st Century: What Progress Have We Made?
 Date: 12/18/2009      Time: 11:00 - 12:30pm
Place: NYS Psychiatric Institute - 1st Flr. Auditorium - 1051 Riverside Drive, NYC 10032

Speaker: Barbara Stanley, MD
Director, Suicide Intervention Center,
New York State Psychiatric Institute


Barbara Stanley, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons; Director of an NIH-funded Developing Center on Interventions for Prevention of Suicide, and Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is an expert on suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self injury and borderline personality disorder, and has written extensively on these topics. She was awarded the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Research Award in 2009. She has been the recipient of federal and private foundation grant awards and has received continuous NIH support since 1980. She is currently the principal investigator on several grants, one of which is a NIMH-funded psychosocial and medication trial for actively suicidal and self-injuring individuals; an AFSP grant, Veteranís Administration project to develop and implement interventions for suicidal veterans, and a DoD grant to develop suicide interventions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Stanley is the founder and currently the President of the New York Metropolitan Area Regional Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the first president of Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA); on the board of directors of PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research), and is a former Chair of the Committee for the Protection of Human Participants in Research for the American Psychological Association. She has served on several Institutional Review Boards, and has been a consultant for the NIH Office of Protection from Research Risks. Dr. Stanley also served as a consultant to NIMH in developing guidelines to investigators who are considering inclusion of suicidal patients in treatment trials, and has been appointed to the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on IRBs and Social Science Research, and is a standing member of the NIH review panel Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging. Her clinical specialty is treatment of borderline personality, suicidal behavior and self injury in teenagers and adults, and she also counsels parents of adult children with mental illness.