Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention-Training, Implementation and Evaluation program (SP-TIE) aims to reduce suicidal behavior and suicide across New York State through consultation, training and implementation of evidence-based practices.

Prevention of suicide involves identification, assessment, treatment and support for at-risk individuals as well as upstream efforts at preventing the development of suicide risk. Training is geared towards gatekeepers (e.g. school counselors, police, clergy), clinicians responsible for identifying and treating suicidal individuals and policy makers/administrators responsible for creating an environment that promotes quality care for suicidal individuals.

Our training is delivered via in-person and distance-learning modalities. Trainers include both staff of the Center for Practice Innovations and other expert consultants.

RSS Upcoming Events

29 Jun 2017 SP-TIE: Functional Analysis of Suicidal Behavior - A Clinical Intervention for Suicide Prevention - Live Webinar 6/29/2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presenter: Beth Brodsky, PhD

When: Thursday 29th, 2017 from 1-2:30PM


his 90 minute webinar will familiarize participants with the application of the CBT clinical intervention "Functional Analysis" to the reduction and prevention of suicidal ideation, urges and behaviors.  The webinar will review through didactic presentation and illustrate through the use of a clinical vignette: 1) what is a functional analysis, 2) how the functional analysis can enhance clinical suicide prevention intervention, 3) what the functions of suicidal behavior are, 4) how behavioral theory helps us understand the functions and triggers of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, 5) specific steps for conducting a functional analysis of suicidal behavior, 6) how to use the functional analysis to problem solve and enhance treatment engagement.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Increase their knowledge of the functional analysis intervention and how it is applied to suicide prevention;
  2. Increase their understanding of the functions of suicidal behavior;
  3. Increase their ability to conduct a functional analysis with a client at risk for suicidal ideation and behavior.

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