Program Director: Barbara Stanley, PhD. Dr. Stanley oversees the implementation of all aspects of the SP-TIE program across New York State. She works across state departments and systems to implement comprehensive suicide prevention, which entails engagement with health care professionals in various settings to coordinate training and evaluation. In addition to her role as SP-TIE director, she is also a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Stanley has been the principal investigator on several NIMH and foundation grants investigating clinical and neurobiological factors and intervention strategies related to suicidal behavior, self injury, and borderline personality disorder. With her colleague, Dr. Gregory Brown, she developed the Safety Planning Intervention that is used throughout the VA and on crisis hotlines across the United States, and which is a central intervention in the SP-TIE approach. She is also conducting a project in VA to develop and evaluate an intervention for treating and following suicidal veterans in urgent care settings and post-discharge. She has received numerous awards including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Award and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York Research Award.