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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.

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.