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Barbara Stanley, PhD

(United States)

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Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Dept of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. She is also Director of the Suicide Intervention Center and is a Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Stanley is 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. Among her grant awards is an NIMH “Excellence in Curriculum” award (with Beth Brodsky) to develop a Dialectical Behavior Therapy curriculum for psychiatry residents. She is the author of more than 150 publications and serves as editor-in-chief of the Archives of Suicide Research and is a standing member of the Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging NIH CSR study section. 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. She is also conducting a project in VA to develop and evaluate an intervention for treating and following suicidal veteran 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.