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Ninth Annual Aaron Kent Bailey Memorial Suicide Prevention Lecture
Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP
Executive Director, National Center for Veterans Studies
University of Utah
Dr. Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, 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 was retained as faculty in the Department of Psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, where he was Chief of the Primary Care Psychology Service, as well as the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for Lackland AFB. Dr. Bryan deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2009, where he served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Air Force Theater Hospital. Dr. Bryan separated from active duty service shortly after his deployment, and currently researches suicidal behaviors and suicide prevention strategies, and psychological health and resiliency. He currently manages numerous federally-funded projects in excess of $10 million, to include studies testing cognitive behavioral treatments for suicidal service members, developing innovative methods to identify and detect high-risk military personnel and veterans, and disseminating effective treatments to health care providers and the public. Dr. Bryan has published over 120 scientific articles and several books including Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Preventing Suicide Attempts: A Guide to Brief Treatments Across Clinical Settings, and the Handbook of Psychosocial Interventions for Veterans and Service Members: A Guide for the Non-Military Mental Health Clinician. He is the lead risk management consultant for the $25 million STRONG STAR Research Consortium and the $45 million Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, which investigates treatments for combat-related PTSD among military personnel, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Suicidology. He is considered a leading national expert on military and veteran suicide. For his contributions to military mental health and suicide prevention, Dr. Bryan has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement, the Peter J.N. Linnerooth National Service Award, and the Charles S. Gersoni Military Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association; and the Edwin S Shneidman Award for outstanding contributions to research in suicide from the American Association of Suicidology.
Join SPCC for our April Educational Session and Coalition Meeting, Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at The Lilly Marks Conference Room on the Anschutz Medical Campus in the UPI Building located on the 1st floor at 13199 East Montview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80045.
Facebook’s New Artificial Intelligence and Social Media’s Impact on Suicide Prevention
On January 22, a 14-year-old girl live streamed her suicide on Facebook while the world, and possibly her mother, watched. In response to this and other incidents broadcast on Facebook, the social media giant has announced that it will begin using artificial intelligence to notify friends and family of individuals the AI flags as at risk.
Greg Daily will facilitate a discussion on how Facebook is working to decrease the rate of suicide amongst users of its platform, current changes in social media and how SPCC is using social media to engage communities across Colorado.
Greg Daily is a marketing consultant and the founding partner of the Digital Image Group, a digital marketing agency in Denver, Colorado providing strategic direction to organizations like Colorado Ballet, Regis University, and SPCC. Greg is also a regular contributor to Social Media Examiner, the largest social media marketing website in the world. You can connect with him on Twitter @gjdaily.
This event is free and open to the public.
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