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Virtual Interaction Training in Emotional Self-Awareness for Working with Suicidal Patients

2019 Linked Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $300,000
Focus Area: Clinical Treatment Studies

Adriana Foster, M.D.
Florida International University

Igor Galynker M.D., Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Grant Information

Training involves more than just knowledge; it also involves increasing self-awareness and empathy. Improved and increased training is needed for mental health clinicians who work with individuals at risk for suicide. Creating and testing the feasibility of the first multimodal virtual human interaction training program for clinicians working with suicidal patients provides a highly efficient way of improving clinicians’ therapeutic skills, and potentially reducing patients’ overall risk of suicide.