Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Youth, presented by Joan Asarnow, PHD, ABPP

Nov 10, 2021 9:00 AM


Psychiatry Ground Rounds, November 17, 2021

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Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is pleased to welcome Joan Asarnow, PhD, ABPP, as the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds speaker on Wedensday, November 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Her presentation is titled "Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention in Youth: Clinical Pathways & Treatment." 

Dr. Asarnow is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA and a Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist (ABPP). She directs the UCLA Youth Stress & Mood Program, a depression and suicide prevention program, and the Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention (ASAP Center), which offers trainings/consultation on trauma-informed approaches to evaluation and treatment for reducing suicide and self-harm risk. She has led efforts to integrate care for behavioral health problems within pediatrics and other medical settings and to develop and disseminate evidence-based treatments for youth suicide and suicide attempt prevention and depression. Dr. Asarnow received the 2017 Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for her work developing and evaluating treatment and service delivery strategies for youths suffering with suicidal and self-harm behaviors, the 2020 Distinguished Career Award from the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and developed 2 programs listed in the National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs. Dr. Asarnow has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute, Centers for Disease Control, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and other organizations. She currently serves on the Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.


About Psychiatry Grand Rounds

The Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series presents local and nationally-renowned clinicians, researchers, and educators. Grand Rounds typically occur the first and third Wednesday of each month. Lectures may be presented in-person, virtually, or both - presentation availability is noted in the schedule online. Presentations recordings may be made available at the discretion of the presenters. 

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers. Continuing education (CE) credit is available.The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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