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RDoC ABCT Webinar: How Can RDoC Inform Suicide Intervention Research and Treatment?

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April 12, 2019



RDoC ABCT Webinar: How Can RDoC Inform Suicide Intervention Research and Treatment? April 12, 2019 12:30 pm

On April 12, 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit, the Delaware Project , and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)  will conduct the third webinar in a series examining the science-to-service pipeline.

This webinar will focus on understanding and treating the complexity and heterogeneity of suicide. Presenters will discuss how using a mechanism-based approach to understand suicide can lead to better treatment. This presentation may be of interest to a wide range of groups including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals.

Dr. Stacia Friedman-Hill from the National Institute of Mental Health will discuss the potential for the RDoC framework to guide discovery of modifiable targets for suicide prevention. Dr. Matthew Nock of Harvard University will utilize data from his research to shed light on psychobiological constructs relevant to suicide. Finally, Dr. David Brent, from the University of Pittsburgh, will talk about exemplars of interventions that work for suicide and the potential mechanisms underlying such treatments.


The NIMH RDoC Unit, the Delaware Project and ABCT emphasize research-driven strategies for understanding mental disorders. They focus on how an interdisciplinary perspective that includes behavior, biology, emotion, and cognition can be used to analyze mental disorders, teach new ways of thinking about them, and assess and treat them more effectively. Using this theme, this webinar series features a variety of speakers and topics that demonstrate how basic science, translational research, and treatment are connected, and explores how to train the next generation of mental health providers in this translational approach.

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