ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Join us to learn about suicide care with Dr. Kate Comtois, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and director of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery (CSPAR).
Katherine (Kate) Comtois, PhD, MPH
Katherine (Kate) Comtois is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She has developed or adapted interventions to improve care and clinician willingness to work with suicidal patients including Caring Contacts, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and Preventing Addiction Related Suicide (PARS), and Accepting the Challenges of Employment and Self-Sufficiency (DBT-ACES), a program to assist psychiatrically disabled individuals find and maintain living wage employment. Dr. Comtois is the director of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery (CSPAR) whose mission is to promote the recovery of suicidal individuals and the effectiveness and well-being of the clinicians and families who care for them by conducting rigorous and ecologically valid research, developing innovative interventions, improving policies, systems and environments of care, and providing expert training and consultation. In addition to clinical research, she founded the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) and is the PI and Director of the Military Suicide Research Consortium Dissemination and Implementation core. These organizations focus on disseminating and implementing innovative, evidence-based interventions in the systems that need them.
Christina N. Clayton, LICSW, SUDP, Northwest MHTTC Co-Director
Christina Clayton has been working in the behavioral health field since 1993 working with people and programs addressing severe mental health issues, substance use, co-occurring issues, chronic homelessness, integrated care, outreach, physical health, trauma and diversity/equity/inclusion topics. Christina has education and licenses/credentials in clinical social work, mental health and substance use. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work (MSW ’97). Learn more about MHTTC Staff & Faculty
- Webinar recording, slides, and resources: "Maximizing Therapeutic Alliance in Suicide Risk Assessment, Management, and Treatment"