Crisis Response Planning for Preventing Suicidal Behaviors


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


The crisis response plan (CRP) is a brief intervention designed to prevent suicidal behavior in at-risk individuals. Results of a recently-completed randomized clinical trial support the efficacy of CRP as compared to treatment as usual, and indicate the CRP reduced suicide attempts by 76% as compared to treatment as usual. This workshop is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge about crisis response planning for managing acute suicide risk, and to increase their ability to confidently and competently administer this intervention with at-risk military personnel. The workshop includes video demonstrations designed for participants to acquire skill competency.

Outline of the training curriculum:

  I.  Conceptual foundation
      a.   What a crisis plan is and is not
      b.   Scientific evidence
      c.   Understanding suicidal behaviors

  II. Steps for the crisis response plan
      a.   Narrative assessment
      b.   Crisis response plan components
      c.   Demonstration
      d.   Participant practice and role play

Learning Objective 1

Describe the evidence supporting crisis response planning.

Learning Objective 2

Effectively conduct a narrative assessment of the patient’s index suicidal crisis.

Learning Objective 3

Identify the core components of a crisis response plan.

Learning Objective 4

Assist a suicidal individual identify and implement strategies that can reduce their suicide risk.


Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP

Dr. Bryan, is a board-certified clinical psychologist in cognitive behavioral psychology, and is currently the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. Dr. Bryan received his PsyD in clinical psychology in 2006 from Baylor University, and completed his clinical psychology residency at the Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He has published over 150 scientific articles and several books including Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention. He is considered a leading national expert on military and veteran suicide.

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $80.00

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