CURRICULUM VITAE: SHAWN CHRISTOPHER SHEA, M.D.
(abbreviated - a full CV is available upon request)


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NAME: Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
WEBSITE: www.suicideassessment.com


EDUCATION AND TRAINING


UNDERGRADUATE:

1972 - 1976 Duke University
Durham, N.C.
B.S. 1976
Summa cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Psychology
with Honors


GRADUATE:

1976 - 1980 University of North Carolina
Medical School at Chapel Hill
M.D. 1980 Medicine


POST GRADUATE:

1980 - 1981 Western Psychiatric
Institute and Clinic,
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internship in
Medicine/Neurology
Training in Adult/
Child Psychiatry
Peter B. Henderson, M.D.
Director Residency
1981 - 1984 Western Psychiatric
Institute and Clinic,
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Residency in
Adult Psychiatry
Training in Adult
Psychiatry
Peter B. Henderson, M.D.
Director Residency


APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

7/1983 - 6/1984 Diagnostic and Evaluation Center
at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Chief Resident
7/1984 - 6/1989 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Assistant Professor
7/1984 - 6/1989 Diagnostic and Evaluation Center
at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Medical and Program Director
5/1987 - 6/1989 Office of Residency Training
at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Associate Director
6/1989 - 9/1995 Dual Diagnosis Continuous Treatment
Team (CTT) at Monadnock Family Services
Director
10/1990 - 6/2010 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
Adjunct Assistant Professor
6/1989 - Present Private Practice, Keene, N.H. Solo Practitioner
11/1996 - Present Training Institute for Suicide Assessment
and Clinical Interviewing (TISA)
- Consulting and Training Service -
Founder and Director


BOOKS

1988 Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
1998 Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding, 2nd Edition. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
1999 The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2002 The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors. (paperback edition with 60 new pages comprising three appendices not available in the hardback edition) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey.
2004 Happiness Is.: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times. Health Communications Inc., Florida.
2006 Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


BOOK CHAPTERS

1989 Mezzich, J. E. & Shea, S. C. Interviewing and Diagnosis. Thase, M. E., Edelstein, B. A., and Hersen, M. (eds.): Handbook of Outpatient Treatment of Adults. New York: Plenum Press.
1990 Shea, S. C. Practical Use of the DSM-III-R. Hersen, M. and Turner, S. M. (eds.): Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, second edition.
1990 Shea, S. C. Contemporary Psychiatric Interviewing: The Integration of the DSMIII-R, Psychodynamic Concerns, and the Mental Status. Goldstein, G. and Hersen, M. (eds.): Handbook of Psychological Assessment, second edition, Pergamon Press.
1995 Shea, S. C. An Annotated Bibliography for Psychiatric Literature on Clinical Interviewing. Sacks, M. H., Sledge, W. H. and Rubinton, P. (eds.): Core Readings in Psychiatry, second edition, American Psychiatric Association Press.
2000 Shea, S. C. Contemporary Psychiatric Interviewing: The Integration of the DSM-IV, the Mental Status and Managed Care Concerns. Goldstein, G. and Hersen, M. (eds.) : Handbook of Psychological Assessment, third edition, Pergamon.
2011 Reed, M. H. & Shea, S. C. Suicide Assessment in College Students: Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent. Lamis, D. A. and Lester, D. (eds.) Understanding & Preventing College Student Suicide, Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd.
2012 Shea, S. C. The Interpersonal Art of Suicide Assessment: Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Suicidal Intent, Ideation, and Actions. Simon, R. I. and Hales, R. E. (eds.): The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, second edition, Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Publishing.


GUEST EDITOR

2007 Psychiatric Clinics of North America (June edition). Clinical Interviewing: Practical Tips from Master Clinicians. Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


PAPERS (abbreviated listing)

1988 Shea, S. C., & Mezzich, J. E. Contemporary Psychiatric Interviewing: New Directions for Training. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, November, 1988, Vol. 51, 385-397.
1989 Shea, S. C., Mezzich, J. E., Bohon, S., and Zeiders, A.: A Comprehensive and Individualized Psychiatric Interviewing Training Program. Academic Psychiatry, Summer, 1989, Vol. 13, 61-72.
1989 Shea, S. C. & Rancurello, M.: Faculty and Resident Response to an Innovative Mock Board. Academic Psychiatry, Fall, 1989, Vol. 13, 137-143.
1998 Shea, S. C.: The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events: A Practical Interviewing Strategy for the Elicitation of Suicidal Ideation. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Supplement 20, 1998, Vol. 59, 58-72.
2001 Shea, S. C.: Practical Tips for Eliciting Suicidal Ideation for the Substance Abuse Counselor. Counselor: the Magazine for Addiction Professionals, Vol. 2, #6, 14-24.
2004 Shea, S. C.: The Delicate Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation. Psychiatric Annals, Vol. 34, #5, 385-400.
2007 Shea, S.C., Green, R., Barney, C., Cole, S., Graciana, L., Baker, B.: Designing Clinical Interviewing Training Courses for Psychiatric Residents: A Practical Primer for Interviewing Mentors. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, June, 283 -314.
2007 Shea, S.C., Barney, C.: Macrotraining: A "How-To" Primer for Using Serial Role-Playing to Train Complex Clinical Interviewing Tasks Such as Suicide Assessment. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, June, e1-e29 on web at www.psych.theclinics.com .
2007 Shea, S.C., Barney, C.: Facilic Supervision and Schematics: The Art of Training Psychiatric Residents and Other Mental Health Professionals How to Sensitively Structure Clinical Interviews. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, June, e52-e96 on web at www.psych.theclinics.com .
2008 Shea, S.C.: The "Medication Interest Model," an Integrative Clinical Interviewing Approach for Improving Medication Adherence - Part 1: Clinical Applications. Professional Case Management. Nov/Dec, Vol. 13(#6), 305-315.
2009 Shea, S.C.: The "Medication Interest Model," an Integrative Clinical Interviewing Approach for Improving Medication Adherence - Part 2: Implications for Training and Research. Professional Case Management. Jan/Feb, Vol. 14(#1), 6-15.
2009 Shea, S.C.: Suicide Assessment: Part 1 - Uncovering Suicidal Intent: A Sophisticated Art. Psychiatric Times. Dec, Vol. 26(#12); also available on the web at www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/1491291.
2009 Shea, S.C.: Suicide Assessment: Part 2 - Uncovering Suicidal Intent Using the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach). Psychiatric Times. A web-based monograph, pp. 1-17 (posted on December 21, 2009) at www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/1501845.


CME Monographs

2008 Shea, S. C. (Chairperson), Kane, J. & Mueser, K. (Faculty): Prevalence, Ramifications, and Implications of Nonadherence and "Why It Happens" in the Treatment of Schizophrenia (Part 1 of a 3-part series entitled Enhancing Medication Interest and Medication Follow-through in the Treatment of Schizophrenia). Counseling Points. Volume 1(1), 1-15.
2008 Shea, S. C. (Chairperson), Kane, J. & Mueser, K. (Faculty): Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: The Medication Interest Model (MIM) (Part 2 of a 3-part series entitled Enhancing Medication Interest and Medication Follow-through in the Treatment of Schizophrenia). Counseling Points. Volume 1(2), 1-15.
2009 Shea, S. C. (Chairperson), Kane, J. & Mueser, K. (Faculty): Improving Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia Through Innovations in Medication Follow-through and Antipsychotic Design (Part 3 of a 3-part series entitled Enhancing Medication Interest and Medication Follow-through in the Treatment of Schizophrenia). Counseling Points. Volume 1(3), 1-18.


CD-ROMs and DVDs

1999 Shea, S. C.: Tips for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation in the Primary Care Setting. Part of the 4-part CD-Rom Series entitled Hidden Diagnosis: Uncovering Anxiety and Depressive Disorders produced by SmithKline Beecham.
2003 Shea, S. C.: Transforming Angry Resistance: From Theory to Practice. 60-minute DVD capturing a live workshop before a studio audience of mental health professionals produced by Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana.


HONORS

1991 Outstanding Course Award presented by American Psychiatric Association.
1999 Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding, 2nd Edition selected for the Brandon/Hill List by the Association of Medical Libraries as one of the 16 most important books in the field of psychiatry.
1999 "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview" receives the highest evaluation of the thirty courses given over the course of the summer at the Cape Cod Symposium
2003 Mayo Clinic: John A. Graf Visiting Professor
2004 Happiness Is.: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times chosen as a Brodart Library Gem
2005 Happiness Is.: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times chosen as a Bowker's Title to Watch
2005 Happiness Is.: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times chosen as the Philosophy Book of the Month for March by the Radical Academy
2006 French translation of Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding, 2nd Edition. awarded the Prix Psyche as the most important new psychiatric book to appear in the French Language
2008 Bryn Mawr College Anita D. Lichenstein Memorial Guest Lecturer, Graduate School of Social Work
2009 Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications selected for Doody's Core Titles list as one of the most important books for medical and nursing libraries.
2013 Experiential Training in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) with Level 1 Certification chosen by the Suicide and Prevention Center (SPRC) for the national Best Practices Registry of outstanding suicide prevention trainings.


TRANSLATIONS OF BOOKS

Psychiatric Interviewing the Art of Understanding, 2nd edition: translated into Chinese, French, and Spanish

Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: translated into Chinese, French, and Japanese

Happiness Is.: translated into Greek, Portuguese, South Korean, Slovenian, and Croatian


NATIONAL COMMITTEES RELATED TO CLINICAL TRAINING,
COURSE DESIGN AND SUICIDE PREVENTION

2005-2006 Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology: Workgroup on the design of the one-day course and its manual entitled Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)
2005-2007 American Association of Suicidology: Workgroup on the design of the two-day course and its manual entitled Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk (RRSR)
2006-2010 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Certification and Training Subcommittee
2006-2008 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Workgroup on Training Program


UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

2006 Antioch University of New England: "Modern Alchemists: The Wedding of Intuition, Analysis, and the Human Matrix."


INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND STATE PRESENTATIONS
(abbreviated listing)

1995 Zuidlaren, Holland: "The Interview as a Microcosm of Art and Science." Presented for the Centennial Celebration of the Psychiatric Hospital Dennenoord
1995 Tucson, Arizona: "Facilic Analysis: An Innovative Supervision Tool for Structuring Initial Assessments in the Age of Managed Care." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
2001 Westford, Massachusetts: "Validity Techniques for Uncovering Sensitive Material" and "The Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation." Two seminars presented at the Northeast Regional Nurse practitioner Conference.
2001 Lansing, Michigan: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." A full-day presentation for the Fall Training Conference for the Michigan Department of Corrections (Psychological Services) sponsored by the Business & Community Institute.
2001 Tucson, Arizona: "Innovations in the Elicitation of Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)." Presented for the Federal Bureau of Prisons Annual Meeting of Chief Psychologists.
2002 Perry, Iowa: "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview: Traps, Roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions." Annual Meeting of the Iowa Psychological Association.
2003 Copenhagen, Denmark: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Presented as the Roskilde Psykiatri Seminar.
2003 Atlanta, Georgia: "Innovations in the Elicitation of Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)." Presented for the Federal Bureau of Prisons Annual Meeting of Chief Psychiatrists.
2003 San Juan, Puerto Rico: "The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events: An Innovative Method for Training Residents to Competently Elicit Suicidal Ideation" presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT).
2004 Kansas City, Kansas: "Interviewing Techniques and Strategies for Transforming Challenging Clinical Tasks Into Moments of Healing (includes 'The Healing Power of Home Visits and Family Interventions')". Full-day presentation at the 25th Annual Conference of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas.
2005 New York, New York: "Innovations in Interviewing Training: From Psychiatry to the News Room." Presented at the 2005 Asian American Journalists Association East Coast Mini-Conference.
2005 Arlington, Texas: "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview: Traps, roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions." Full-day presentation for the 19th Annual Psychiatric Nursing Symposium of Texas, Arlington, Texas.
2005 Waterville Valley, New Hampshire: "Five Secrets for Uncovering Sensitive and Taboo Material" and "The Delicate Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation" presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly.
2006 Phoenix, Arizona: Keynote address: "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix - the Quest for a Resilient Happiness and the Power of Matrix Treatment Planning" and "The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach): An Innovative Method of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation" presented at the 1st Annual Arizona for Suicide Prevention Meeting co-sponsored by the Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Arizona Department of Health.
2006 Boise, Idaho: "Transforming Medication Nonadherence" presented at the Idaho Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.
2006 Las Vegas, Nevada: Keynote address: "Inside the Human Matrix: a New Model of Human Nature and the Quest for Happiness" and "Improving Medication Interest: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications" presented at the 7th Annual Service Coordination Conference themed "Psychopharmacology: A Prescription for Success"
2007 Augusta, Maine: Keynote address: "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix and Its Role in Suicide Prevention and the Quest for Happiness." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition.
2007 Madison, Wisconsin: Keynote address: "Inside the Human Matrix: the Revitalizing Role of Philosophy in Recovery and Treatment Planning" presented at the 41st Annual meeting of the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (WAAODA).
2008 Boston, Massachusetts: "Innovations in Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach)." Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2008 Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Keynote Address: "Unstalling Stalled Healing: Mysteries of the Human Matrix and the Quest for Happiness" presented at the Southern Wisconsin EAPA Chapter, 19th Annual Conference on Employee Assistance.
2008 Hilton Head, South Carolina: "Transforming Anger: Language as an Agent of Healing" presented at the 20th International Conference of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.
2008 Vancouver, British Columbia: Keynote Address and Full-Day Presentation - "Transforming Three Classic Clinical Gremlins: Stalled Treatment Planning, Medication Nonadherence, and Missed Diagnoses" presented for the 16th Annual David Berman Memorial Concurrent Disorders Conference.
2008 San Diego, California: "The Medication Interest Model: Transforming Medication Nonadherence Through Skilled Clinical Interviewing," "Five Secrets for Uncovering Sensitive and Taboo Material," "The Delicate Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation," and "The Quest for Happiness and Matrix Treatment Planning," presented at the Psychiatric Congress 2008 sponsored by CME, Inc.
2008 Washington, D.C.: Keynote Address - "The Medication Interest Model (MIM): From Nonadherence to Medication Interest" presented at the 6th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute sponsored by the American Association of Psychiatric Nurses (APNA).
2009 Vancouver, British Columbia: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders" presented for the 6th Annual Forensic Psychiatry Conference.
2009 San Francisco, California: "Innovations in Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach)." Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2009 San Francisco, California: "Advanced Interviewing Techniques." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
2009 Wichita, Kansas: Keynote address - "Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications" with two break-out presentations, "Getting to the Truth on Sensitive Issues" and "How to Uncover Psychiatric Disorders Quickly in a Primary Care Setting" presented at the 29th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium sponsored by the Kansas University School of Medicine.
2010 Orlando, Florida: "Innovations in Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach)." Presented at the 43nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2010 Geneva, Switzerland: "Teaching Person-Centered Interviewing: Innovations such as the Medication Interest Model (MIM)" and "Advances in Diagnostic Interviewing from a Person-Centered Perspective" both venues presented at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Person-Centered Medicine sponsored by the World Health Organization.
2010 Charlotte, North Carolina: "The Medication Interest Model (MIM): Advanced Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence" presented at the Summit on Improving Patient Adherence sponsored by the Primary Care Education Symposium.
2010 San Francisco, California: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention (short-version with three 1.5 hr. presentations) presented at the 18th Annual Northern California Regional Psychiatry and CDS Conference.
2010 New Orleans, Louisiana: "Advanced Interviewing Techniques." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.
2011 Portland, Oregon: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2011 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series presented for the Annual "Putting a Face to Suicide" Conference co-sponsored by several organizations including the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and the Andrew Dunn Organization.
2011 Baltimore, Maryland: "Training Crisis Center Providers in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) Using Scripted Group Role- Playing (SGRP)." Presented at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Conference.
2011 Newark, Delaware: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series presented for the 40th Summer Institute on Substance Abuse and Mental Health sponsored by Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
2011 Farmington, Connecticut: "Shedding New Light on Suicide Assessment and Resilience." Three 1.5 hour workshops provided for police officers sponsored by the Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE).
2011 Austin, Texas: "Medication Interest Model (MIM): An Integrative Approach for Improving Medication Adherence." Keynote for the 59th Annual Texas Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS) sponsored by the University of Texas Department of Pharmacy.
2012 Baltimore, Maryland: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation, Planning, Behavior, and Intent - 2-part presentation." Presented for the Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin State Psychiatric Association.
2012 Billings, Montana: Keynote "Medication Interest Model (MIM): An Integrative Approach for Improving Medication Adherence" and breakout on "The Practical Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation" provided for the 16th Annual Conference on The Practical Use of Psychiatric Medications sponsored by St. Vincent Healthcare.
2012 Saratoga Springs, New York: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." and the "The Art of Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: The CASE Approach" presented at the Annual Conference of Nurse Practitioners sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State.
2013 Austin, Texas: "Innovations in Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach)." Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology.
2013 Killington, Vermont: "Suicide Prevention in a New Light: Matrix Treatment Planning and the Quest for Happiness." (Keynote) and "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Sensitive Topics." (2-part breakout session) presented at the Vermont Suicide Prevention Symposium.
2013 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention" (full-day series) followed on the second day by "The Elusive World of Psychosis: Helping Patients to Share Their Pain, Hallucinations, Delusions, and Dangerous Thoughts"(1.5 hour workshop) presented at the 20th Annual Atlantic Psychiatric Conference.
2013 Colorado Springs, Colorado: "Medication Interest Model (MIM): An Integrative Approach for Improving Medication Adherence." Keynote for the National Annual Meeting of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and a 2- part presentation "The Art of Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: The CASE Approach."

SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE MILITARY AND WITH VETS
Keynotes and Workshops

2008 Tripler Army Base: "Matrix Treatment Planning and its Role in Suicide Prevention and Building Resiliency." Honolulu, Hawaii.
2008 Tripler Army Base: "Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process Including Suicide and Homicide." Honolulu, Hawaii.
2008 Tripler Army Base: "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)." Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 Tripler Army Base: "Uncovering Psychiatric Disorders and Suicide in a Primary Care Setting." Honolulu, Hawaii.
2008 Tripler Army Base: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence in Soldiers and Vets." Honolulu, Hawaii.
2008 Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare System (VISN 23): "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)."
2008 Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare System (VISN 23): "The Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation in a Primary Care Setting." (presented twice)
2008 Madison, Wisconsin VA (VISN 12): Keynote presentation entitled "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" presented for the suicide prevention task force in Madison, Wisconsin.
2009 Department of Defense/Department of Veteran Affairs: 4 workshops: "Matrix Treatment Planning: Its Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope," "The Art of Documenting a Suicide Assessment: How Good Documentation Can Save a Life and Keep You Out of Court," "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Sensitive and Taboo Material Including Suicide," and " The Art of Uncovering Suicidal Ideation And Intent: The CASE Approach". Presented at the Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
2009 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): Workshop solely for supervisors entitled "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" provided at their Spring Supervisors' Conference in Mystic, Connecticut
2009 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): 2 Workshops - "Matrix Treatment Planning: It's Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope" and "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the New England Vet Centers, Mystic, Connecticut.
2009 VISN 12 Education Committee: 3 Workshops - "Matrix Treatment Planning: It's Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope," "Practical Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Sensitive and Taboo Material that Contribute to Suicide," and An Innovative Strategy for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events." Presented at the 3rd Annual VISN 12 Mental Health Conference.
2009 VA Boston/VA Providence (VISN 1): 2 workshops - "Matrix Treatment Planning: It's Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope" and "Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)"presented at the Brockton VA.
2010 Groton Naval Base: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence and Their Role in Suicide Prevention: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Luncheon presentation for Naval clinicians.
2010 Veterans Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program: "Preventing Suicide in the Military: Innovations in Assessment and the Quest for Resiliency." Full-day didactic presentation. Camp Rell, Connecticut.
2011 San Francisco VA: "Preventing Suicide in the Military: Innovations in Assessment and the Quest for Resiliency." Full-day didactic presentation. San Francisco, California.
2011 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): Workshop solely for supervisors entitled "Innovations in Risk Factor Analysis and the Art of Documenting a Suicide Assessment." provided at their Northeast Region Team Leader's Training Conference in Mystic, Connecticut.
2011 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): Workshop for front-line clinicians entitled "Innovations in Risk Factor Analysis and the Art of Documenting a Suicide Assessment" provided at their Annual Fall Meeting of the New England Vet Centers, Mystic, Connecticut.
2011 VA Connecticut Healthcare System: "Preventing Suicide in the Military: Innovations in Assessment and the Quest for Resiliency." Full-day didactic presentation. West Haven, Connecticut.
2012 Tripler Army Base: "Matrix Treatment Planning and its Role in Suicide Prevention and Building Resiliency in the Military." Honolulu, Hawaii.
Experiential Trainings on the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events
(CASE Approach) Using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) resulting
in Level 1 Certification in the CASE Approach (Armed Services)

2009 Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare System (VISN 23): "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day experiential training using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) for 28 VA supervisors and advanced clinicians.
2010 Veterans Diversion and Trauma Recovery Program: "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day experiential training using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) for supervisors and advanced clinicians, Camp Rell, Connecticut..
2011 Fort Wayne, Indiana VA: "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day experiential training using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) for supervisors and advanced clinicians.
2011 VA Connecticut Healthcare System: "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day experiential training using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) for supervisors and advanced clinicians, West Haven, Connecticut.
2012 Tripler Army Base: "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day experiential training using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP) for all psychiatric residents sponsored by the Office of Residency Director, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Specialized Multiple-Day Retreats and Consultations (Armed Services)
2009 Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare System (VISN 23): three-day retreat and consultation including a full-day intensive role-playing workshop (POD training) for a select group of 28 VA supervisors/clinicians on the practical application of the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach), as well as consultations on how their VA system is approaching suicide prevention and tracking of care, documentation of suicide risk, and training clinicians in suicide assessment.
2009 Fort Wayne VA (VISN 11): 1.5 day set of workshops including the full-day presentation entitled "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Answers to Old Problems in Suicide Prevention" and 2 single venues - "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence in Soldiers and Vets" and "Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process Including Suicide and Homicide." Presented in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
2009 Alexandria, VA Hospital (VISN 16): 1.5 day combination workshop and consultation including the full-day presentation, "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Answers to Old Problems in Suicide Prevention" and a half-day consultation focusing upon suicide prevention in the emergency room and a review of the suicide prevention coordinator program and documentation.
2010 VISN 12 Mental Health Conference: 1.5 day set including "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." (Full-day set) followed the next day with "Suicide Assessment for Primary Care Clinicians." (Two 1.5 hour presentations). Schaumburg, Illinois.
CLINICAL INTERVIEWING TRAININGS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETS
2010 Tripler Army Base: "Traps, Roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions: Cutting Edge Techniques for the Initial Interview." Full-day workshop for psychiatry residents. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2010 Tripler Army Base: Four 1.5 hour workshops open to all mental health clinicians (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses): "Uncovering and Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders Using Object Relations and Self Psychology", "The Art of Uncovering Dangerous and Subtle Psychotic Process", "Language as Healing: Transforming Angry Moments in the Therapeutic Encounter", and "When Communication Fails: Transforming Shut-Down, Wandering, and Rehearsed Interviews". Honolulu, Hawaii.
2011 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): Workshop solely for supervisors entitled "Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering and Working Effectively with People with Severe Personality Disorders." provided at their Northeast Region Team Leader's Training Conference in Mystic, Connecticut.
2011 New England Vet Centers (VISN 1): Workshop for front-line clinicians entitled "Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering and Working Effectively with People with Severe Personality Disorders." provided at their Annual Fall Meeting of the New England Vet Centers, Mystic, Connecticut.
2012 Tripler Army Base: "The Medication Interest Model (MIM): Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence - An Update." Honolulu, Hawaii.


PRESENTATIONS FOR STUDENT COUNSELING CENTERS
(University, College, High School, and Middle School Venues)

2007 "Uncovering Hidden Suicidal Thoughts in Middle and High School Students." Half-day workshop sponsored by the Pascack Valley Regional School District, Pascack, New Jersey.
2007 "Spotting Suicide and Other Dangerous Processes in College Students for Clinicians and Gate-Keepers." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Keene State Counseling Center, Keene, New Hampshire.
2007 "Spotting Suicide and Dangerous Psychotic Process in Youth." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Canton Juvenile Center, Canton, Ohio.
2007 "Spotting Suicide and Dangerous Psychotic Process in Youth." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (presented at three different locations including Pomona, East Hanover, and Somerset).
2008 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Dangerous Secrets in Schools." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Weslaco Independent School District, Weslaco, Texas.
2008 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Dangerous Secrets in Schools." Full-day presentation for the University of Vermont Student Counseling Center, Burlington, Vermont.
2008 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Taboo Material with Students - the State of the Art." Half-day presentation for the Student Counseling Center of George Washington University, Georgetown, Washington, DC.
2008 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Dangerous Secrets in Schools." Full-day presentation for the Student Counseling Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.
2010 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)"using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP). Provided for the University of Wisconsin Student Counseling Center clinicians. Lacrosse Campus, Wisconsin.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)"using Scripted Group Role-Playing (SGRP). Provided for the University of Oregon Student Counseling Center clinicians. Main Campus, Eugene, Oregon.
2011 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Dangerous Secrets in Colleges and Universities." Full-day presentation for the Student Counseling Center at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
2012 "Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Other Dangerous Secrets in Middle and High Schools." Full-day presentation for the School Counselors of the Andover Public School System, Andover, Massachusetts.


WELLNESS AND RESILIENCY TALKS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

2007 "Inside the Human Matrix: Finding Resiliency & Meaning in Curious Times." A talk for the student body and faculty at Keene State, Keene, New Hampshire.
2007 "An Informal Forum on the Quest for Happiness." Presented at the Tucker Foundation for Religious Diversity, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
2008 "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: the Quest for Happiness and Meaning in Difficult Times." A talk for undergraduates and faculty at George Washington University, Georgetown, Washington DC.
2008 "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: the Quest for Happiness and Meaning in Difficult Times." A talk for law students at George Washington University, Georgetown, Washington DC.
2008 "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: the Quest for Happiness and Meaning in Difficult Times." the Anita D. Lichenstein Memorial Guest Lecture for Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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TALKS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC,
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS TALKS,
AND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR) INTERVIEWS
(based on the book: "Happiness Is.")

2005 KCLU, "Crosstalk" hosted by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., Santa Barbara, California.
2006 "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: the Quest for a Resilient Happiness." Lincoln Nebraska, sponsored by the Bryan Medical Center.
2006 "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: the Quest for a Resilient Happiness." Keene, New Hampshire, sponsored by the Samaritans of New Hampshire.
2006 "Tough Happiness: the Power of the Human Matrix at Home and in the Workplace." Employee wellness talk sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Harbor City Division, Los Angeles, California.
2006 Second appearance, KCLU, "Crosstalk" hosted by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., Santa Barbara, California.
2007 Third appearance, KCLU, "Crosstalk" hosted by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., Santa Barbara, California.
2007 KWTV, Oklahoma City: 4:00 pm News - "Meet the Author" Interview Segment.
2007 "Finding Tough Happiness in an Ever Changing Universe" a talk for the general public sponsored by Sheridan College and the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center.
2007 "Finding Tough Happiness in an Ever Changing Universe" a talk for the general public sponsored by the Northern Health Tier of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.
2009 Fourth appearance, KCLU, "Crosstalk" hosted by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., Santa Barbara, California.
2011 "Finding Resilience and Hope in Difficult Times" a talk for the general public on the Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
2013 "Finding Resilience and Hope in Difficult Times" a talk for the general public sponsored by the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky.


KEYNOTES FOR THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL (NAMI)

2012 Seattle, Washington: "Inside the Human Matrix: Finding Solutions and Resilience in Difficult Times." Invited to be one of the four major symposium presenters at the NAMI National Convention sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
2012 Indianapolis, Indiana: "Inside the Human Matrix: Finding Solutions and Resilience in Difficult Times." Keynote for the NAMI Indiana State Conference.
2013 Chicago, Illinois: "Inside the Human Matrix: Finding Solutions and Resilience in Difficult Times." Keynote for the NAMI Cook County North Suburban Gala Spring Benefits Dinner.


GRAND ROUNDS, GUEST LECTURES, AND SYMPOSIA
(Abbreviated Listing)

1997 Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Division: "Innovative Validity Techniques in the Initial Interview." Grand Rounds for the Psychiatry Department, Boston, MA
1997 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Symposium: "The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events: A New Strategy for Eliciting Suicidal Ideation." Presented as part of the symposium entitled, "Depression and Anxiety: New Tools for Diagnosis and Treatment." Chicago, Illinois, sponsored by SmithKline Beecham
2000 University of Minnesota: "Innovative Techniques for Improving Medication Compliance in a Primary Care Setting." Grand Rounds for the Family Practice Residency, Duluth, Minnesota.
2001 University of Wisconsin: "From Medication Noncompliance to Medication Interest." Luncheon presentation for the Psychiatry Department, Madison, Wisconsin.
2002 Kaiser Permanente, L.A. Division: "Uncovering Depression and Comorbid Disorders in the Primary Care Setting." Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles, California.
2002 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh: "From Medication Noncompliance to Medication Interest." Visiting Professor Series for the Psychiatry Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2002 Henry Ford Health Care System: "From Medication Noncompliance to Medication Interest." Given as part of a Symposium called "Update on Pharmacological Interventions for Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure" for the department heads and clinical supervisors of the Henry Ford Health Care System, Lansing, Michigan, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.
2002 Eastern Virginia Medical School: "Innovations in Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach)." Grand Rounds for the Psychiatry Department, Memphis, Tennessee.
2002 Leonard R. Strelitz Diabetes Institute: "From Medication Noncompliance to Medication Interest." Grand Rounds for the Clinical and Research Division, Norfolk, Virginia.
2005 University of Texas Psychiatric Department: "The Human Matrix: the Role of Philosophy in Psychiatry" Special Guest Lecture for the Psychiatric Department
2008 Antioch School of Counseling: "Rapidly Assessing Personality Dysfunction." Guest Lecture for the Graduate School of Counseling, Keene, New Hampshire (presented 18 times annually since 1990).
2008 Springfield College School of Social Work: Keynote Address - "The Mysteries of the Human Matrix: The Quest for a Resilient Happiness and the Power of Matrix Treatment Planning to Prevent Suicide" presented at the Best Practices in Suicide Prevention and Intervention with Adolescents and Young Adults Conference.
2010 Simmons College School of Social Work: Keynote for Alumni and Professional Development Day 2010 - "Mysteries of the Human Matrix: The Quest for a Resilient Happiness in the Prevention of Suicide".
2011 Akron General Medical Center: "Effectively Eliciting Suicidal Ideation in a Primary Care Setting." Grand Rounds for the Family Practice Department, Akron, Ohio.
2011 Akron Children's Hospital: "The Delicate Art of Uncovering Suicidal Ideation for Mental Health Professionals: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events." Sponsored by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Akron, Ohio.


SPECIALIZED FULL-DAY PRESENTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC CENTERS
& PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
(abbreviated listing)

1997 The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School: "Rapid Single Session Assessment in the Age of Managed Care." Psychiatry Department, Boston, MA
2000 Robert Woods Johnson Medical School: "Innovations in Teaching Interviewing to Medical Students and Psychiatric Residents - Suicide Assessment Skills, Small Group Learning, & Macrotraining" Co-taught with Mack Lipkin, M.D., New Brunswick, New Jersey.
2001 University of Ottawa: "Innovations in Clinical Interviewing Training and the Use of Facilic Supervision." Full-day workshop presented for the Psychiatry Department, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2001 University of Montreal: "Rapid Single Session Assessment and Innovative Methods for Transforming Anger in the Initial Assessment." Full-day presentation for the Psychiatry Department, Canada.
2001 McMaster University: "Designing Interviewing Training Programs for Psychiatric Residencies: A Consultation," "Interviewing Techniques and Strategies for Primary Care Clinicians," and "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview for Mental Health Professionals." A combined program for the psychiatry department and the family practice department, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - (five day program)
2003 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh: "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview: Traps, Roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions." Full-day presentation for the Comprehensive Care Clinicians (Outpatient Department), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2003 Hershey Medical Center: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Three workshop presentation for the Department of Psychiatry, Hershey, Pennsylvanian.
2003 McGill University: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation for the Department of Psychiatry, Montreal, Canada.
2005 Medical College of Wisconsin: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation for the Annual Psychiatric Resident Symposium at the Blue Harbor Resort for the psychiatry residents of the University of Wisconsin
2005 University of Ottawa: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Canada.
2007 Allegheny General Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program: "New Innovations in Clinical Interviewing." Full-day presentation for the Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
2008 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: "Matrix Treatment Planning and the Medication Interest Model for Improving Medication Adherence." Full-day presentation co-sponsored by University Behavioral Health Care as part of their "Best Practices Series," Piscataway, New Jersey.
2011 Bryn Mawr School of Social Work: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation for the Graduate School of Social Work, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
2011 Ohio State University: 2 full-day presentations including Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention" and "Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnosis" presented for the Department of Psychiatry, Columbus, Ohio.
2013 Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, and Summa Health System: "Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnosis." Full-day series provided for psychiatric residents and faculty sponsored by the Departments of Psychiatric Residency Education of the above four programs.
2013 College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists: "The Elusive World of Psychosis: Helping Patients to Share Their Pain, Hallucinations, Delusions, and Dangerous Thoughts." A specialized presentation (limited to only clinical pharmacy residents) provided at the annual meeting of the CPNP, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION TRAININGS ON THE CHRONOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF SUICIDE EVENTS (CASE APPROACH) USING
SCRIPTED GROUP ROLE-PLAYING (SGRP)

2010 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Ogdensburg, New York.
2010 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) Designed for Telephone Crisis Providers" Provided for the clinicians and supervisors of the Denton Crisis Center, Denton, Texas.
2010 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day certification repeated on 5 consecutive days. Sponsored by University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC) a division of the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ), Piscataway, New Jersey.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) Designed for Telephone Crisis Providers" provided for the Acute Care Services Crisis Intervention Services of Washington County, Wisconsin.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)." Provided for the clinicians and supervisors of the Six Nations Reservation Counseling Center, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day certification repeated on 3 consecutive days. Sponsored by New Jersey Medical Center, Jersey City, New Jersey.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Ogdensburg, New York.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Albany, New York.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Buffalo, New York.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day certification repeated on 3 consecutive days. Sponsored by Providence Health & Services, St. Vincent's Hospital, Portland, Oregon.
2011 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" provided for the Cape May Counseling Services, Cape May, New Jersey.
2012 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Binghamton, New York.
2012 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" Full-day certification repeated on 4 consecutive days plus a 5th day of consultation and training trainers provided to El Camino Hospital's Behavioral Health Services Department, Mountain View, California.
2012 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" sponsored by the State of New York Suicide Prevention Initiative, Ogdensburg, New York.
2013 "Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)" provided for Philhaven Psychiatric Center, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania.


CONSULTATIONS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE
REGARDING INTERVIEWING TRAINING AND SUICIDE ASSESSMENT/DOCUMENTATION
(abbreviated listing)

2000 Kaiser Permanente, Southern Tier of California: Consultation on the development of a training package entitled "Innovations in Helping Problematic Physicians to Improve Their Interviewing Skills and Patient Satisfaction Ratings." Presented for the MAPPS Program (Member Appraisal of Physician/Provider Services), Los Angeles, California.
2000 Kaiser Permanente (MAPPS Program) Southern Tier: Full-day consultation on the development of a training package entitled "Diversity Issues for Primary Care Physicians," California.
2001 CIGNA Behavioral Health: Provided consultation on various methods of training interviewing skills to primary care physicians that can lead to increased compliance rates with medications, Tampa Bay, Florida.
2002 Magellan Health Plan, Joint Meeting of the Behavioral Medicine Quality Assurance Committee and the Physician Education Committee: Provided consultation concerning methods of training primary care physicians in better ways to improve compliance rates and to spot/treat psychiatric disorders, East Lansing, Michigan.
2004 Aetna/Magellan: Full-day combination presentation/workgroup consultation entitled "Waystations of Potential Member Disengagement," Salt Lake City, Utah.
2006 American Association of Suicidology (AAS): "Train the trainers" retreat using a uniquely designed 4-hour group macrotraining course (for use by AAS) on the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) piloted with 16 graduate students from the Antioch University School of Counseling. Stoddard, New Hampshire.
2007 Riverbend Community Mental Health Center: Full-day consultation on emergency services and suicide assessment protocols including a review of clinical assessments, communication of risk between providers, and documentation forms. Concord, New Hampshire.
2007 State of New Jersey, University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC): Review of documentation procedures regarding suicide assessment and design of the suicide risk assessment form.
2009 Merck & Co., Inc.: Adherence Expert Input Forum (advisory board on improving medication adherence)
2009 Office of Mental Health, State of New York: Consultation on suicide assessment and training in the State Prison and Jail System.
2012 Pfizer, Inc.: Consultant for the Medication Adherence Advisory Board on the anti-rheumatoid arthritis medication Tofactinib.


MULTIPLE DAY RETREATS AND NATIONAL SYMPOSIA
(abbreviated listing)

1998 Santa Fe Symposia: "Rapid Single Session Assessment in the Age of Managed Care." (three day program)
1999 Cape Cod Symposia: "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview: Traps, Roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions." (five day program)
2000 McMaster Muskoka Summer Seminar Series: "The Delicate Art of the Initial Interview: Traps, Roadblocks, Strategies, and Solutions." Toronto, Canada (five day program)
2000 Cape Cod 2000 - formerly known as the Cape Cod Institute: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: the Delicate Art of the Initial Interview." (five day program)
2003 Door County Summer Institute, 17th Annual Meeting: "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: the Delicate Art of the Initial Interview." Sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin Psychiatry Department, Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin (five day program)
2007 British Columbia Northern Regional Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division: Multiple topics given in differing locations and via teleconferencing including: Transforming Medication Nonadherence, Matrix Treatment Planning, and Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation, British Columbia, Canada (three days of presentations).
2008 Cape Cod Summer Symposia: "Transforming Difficult Clinical Gremlins: Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnoses." (five day program)
2009 Door County Summer Institute, 23rd Annual Meeting: "Transforming Difficult Clinical Gremlins and the Quest for Happiness: Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnoses." Sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin Psychiatry Department, Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin (five day program)
2010 Denton County MHMR: (3 day program) with multiple topics (with a special emphasis for crisis clinicians) including suicide assessment, matrix treatment planning, uncovering dangerous psychotic process, the medication interest model (MIM) and a full day dedicated to case managers including the workshop "The Healing Power of the Home Visit." Denton County, Texas.
2012 Correctional Service of Canada: (2 full-day workshop series), "Unlocking Suicidal Ideation: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention" and "Transforming Clinical Gremlins: Stalled Healing, Medication Nonadherence, and Missed Diagnoses." Edmonton, Canada.
2012 Door County Summer Institute, 26th Annual Meeting: "Creating Hope, Uncovering Suicide, and Spotting Psychotic Process and Personality Dysfunction: Advances in the Art of Clinical Interviewing." Sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin Psychiatry Department, Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin (five day program)
2013 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." A full-day didactic series followed by two days of Level 1 Certification in the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach). Provided for the crisis center clinicians and supervisors of a newly created crisis service with over 50 clinicians and a separate new facility including overnight beds. (three day program).


REGIONAL GUEST SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS AND WORKSHOPS
(an abbreviated list from over 150 workshops presented from 1985-2013)

1991 "Teaching Clinicians How to Teach." Presentation for New Hampshire Continuous Treatment Team Annual Meeting
1993 "The Impact of Depression on the Spirit and the Family" sponsored by the Depression Support Group in Keene, New Hampshire
1994 "Talking with Children about Mental Illness." Depression Support Group of Keene, New Hampshire
1996 "Hollywood Looks at Schizophrenia: Distortions and Good Intentions." A Public Service lecture and film sponsored by Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH
1997 "Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice Work." Presented for the Cheshire County Hospice, Keene, New Hampshire
1997 "Families Coping with Mental Illness: Relationship Issues, Complexities, and Opportunities." Sponsored by the Cheshire Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI).
1999 "How to Get the Most from Your Child's Mental Health Professionals." Sponsored by the Cheshire Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI) and Monadnock Family Services, Keene, New Hampshire.
2002 "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation for the Visiting Speaker Program sponsored by the Manitoba Public Insurance and the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
2005 "Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence and Difficult Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation for the Front Porch Coalition for the Prevention of Suicide, Rapid City, North Dakota.
2007 "Transforming Three Classic Clinical Gremlins: Stalled Treatment Planning, Medication Nonadherence, and Uncovering Suicidal Ideation." Full-day presentation for state-wide case managers sponsored by the Rural Clinics and the Nevada Mental Health Division, Reno, Nevada.
2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, California.
2009 "Transforming Challenging Clinical Gremlins: Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnosis." Full-day presentation given as part of The Master Therapists series sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT.
2010 "Transforming Challenging Clinical Gremlins: Reaching the People Beneath the Diagnosis." Full-day presentation sponsored by the Park Center Professional Training Series, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
2010 "Transforming Clinical Challenges: Stalled Treatment Planning, Medication Nonadherence, Uncovering Suicidal Intent, and Spotting Psychotic Dangerousness." Full-day presentation for the Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon.
2010 "Practical Approaches to Gatekeeper Suicide Assessment for Occupational Therapists". Half-day didactics followed by a half-day experiential role-playing session sponsored by the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Columbus. Ohio.
2010 "From Hope to Healing: New Secrets for Preventing Suicide and Uncovering Psychosis." Full-day workshop series sponsored by Aurora Behavioral Health Services Continuing Education, Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Wisconsin.
2010 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation cosponsored by Contra Costa Mental Health and Contra Costa Crisis Center, and the John Muir Health & Seneca Center, Walnut Creek, California.
2010 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation (repeated for a second day) given for the New Jersey State Hospital, Trenton, New Jersey.
2010 "Inside Matrix treatment Planning and the Quest for Happiness" and "From Medication Nonadherence to Medication Interest: the Medication Interest Model (MIM). Two 1.5 hour presentations (both repeated for different clinicians in the afternoon). Sponsored by Unity Health, Rochester, New York.
2011 "Matrix Treatment Planning: It's Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope," "Practical Interviewing Techniques for Uncovering Sensitive and Taboo Material that Contribute to Suicide," and "An Innovative Strategy for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events." 3 presentations given for the Six Nations Reservation Counseling Center Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
2011 "Transforming Clinical Gremlins: Revitalizing Stalled Treatment, Uncovering Personality Dysfunction and Taboo Secrets, and Spotting Dangerous Psychotic Process." Full-day series sponsored by the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
2011 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." (Full-day presentation) sponsored by Child Focus, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.
2011 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." (Full-day presentation) sponsored by SPAN (Suicide Prevention Action Network) North Idaho Division, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
2012 "Innovations in Suicide Prevention: Matrix Treatment Planning, the Medication Interest Model for Improving Adherence, and the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach." Presented for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
2012 "Matrix Treatment Planning: It's Role in Suicide Prevention and the Generation of Hope," and "An Innovative Strategy for Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent: the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events." 2 presentations sponsored by the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, Akron, Ohio.
2013 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series sponsored by Philhaven Psychiatric Center, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania.
2013 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." (Full-day series) and "The Elusive World of Psychosis: Helping Patients to Share Their Pain, Hallucinations, Delusions, and Dangerous Thoughts." (1.5 hour presentation given the next day) at the Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Conference sponsored by the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin.
2013 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day series sponsored by the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition, Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky.


SUICIDE PREVENTION PRESENTATIONS
FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Long Island, New York.
2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Manhattan, New York.
2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Albany, New York.
2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Syracuse, New York.
2009 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Rochester, New York.
2010 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Bronx, New York.
2010 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Buffalo, New York.
2011 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Hudson, New York.
2011 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation at St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York.
2012 "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation, Ogdensburg, New York.


NURSING PRESENTATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE LINKS OF CANADA
(Pre-2012 venues available upon request)

2012 Calgary, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Edmonton, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Winnipeg, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Vancouver, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Lethbridge, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Red Deer, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Scarborough, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 London, Ontario, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Toronto, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Ottawa, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2012 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention." Full-day presentation.
2013 Calgary, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Edmonton, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Winnipeg, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Vancouver, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Toronto, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 London, Ontario, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.
2013 Ottawa, Canada: "Transforming Clinical Challenges from Uncovering Dangerous Psychotic Process and Improving Medication Adherence to Effectively Engaging Patients with Severe Personality Disorders." Full-day presentation.


PRESENTATIONS FOR PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS AND NURSES
(abbreviated listing from over 250 presentations)

2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida: "The Art of Eliciting Suicidal Ideation in a Primary Care Setting." Dinner presentation for primary care physicians of CIGNA.
2003 North Austin, Texas: "Uncovering Depression and Comorbid Disorders in a Primary Care Setting." Luncheon presentation for community primary care physicians.
2003 Waco, Texas: "Transforming Anger and Resistance in a Primary Care Setting." Luncheon presentation for community primary care physicians.
2003 Waco, Texas: "Diagnosing Panic Disorder in a Primary Care Setting" Dinner presentation for primary care physicians and cardiologists.
2005 Honolulu, Hawaii: "From Medication Noncompliance to Medication Interest." Lunch presentation for primary care physicians of HMSA.
2009 San Diego, California: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2009 Apple Valley, California: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for the monthly meeting of the physicians for Choice Medical Group.
2009 Charlotte, North Carolina: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2009 Baton Rouge, Louisiana: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2009 Fort Worth, Texas: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 Houston, Texas: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 Charlotte, North Carolina: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 New Haven, Connecticut: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 New Orleans, Louisiana: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 New York, New York: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 San Diego, California: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 Flint, Michigan: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.
2010 Dallas, Texas: "Innovative Interviewing Techniques for Improving Medication Adherence: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)." Dinner presentation for community primary care clinicians.

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