Safety Planning with Motivational Interviewing for Healthy Coping (MI-SafeCope)
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $104,000
Focus Areas: Psychosocial Studies, Clinical Treatment Studies
Ewa Czyz, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Mentor: Cheryl King, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Inside the Research
Question: Will a brief inpatient intervention for teens and their families prevent suicidal behavior?
Strategy: Adolescents hospitalized for a suicide attempt and their families will receive motivational interviewing, safety planning and a post-discharge phone session. Coping, suicidal ideation and mood are assessed over 3 months.
Impact: An intervention to prevent repeat suicidal behavior among adolescents.