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
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.