Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention (FISP) Reviewed by the United States Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Added to the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices (NREPP)

The Family Intervention for Suicide Prevention (FISP) was reviewed by the United States Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and in June 2014 was added to the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices (NREPP).  This cognitive-behavioral family treatment aims to enhance safety and functioning for youths after a suicide attempt, self-harm, or a suicidal episode. The FISP builds on the Specialized Emergency Room Intervention developed by Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD and colleagues, and was originally designed as an enhanced mental health intervention in the Emergency Department. It has been adapted for use in other clinical settings and as part of the SAFETY program, an outpatient treatment for youths struggling with suicidal and/or self-harm tendencies.  To learn more about this intervention go to: http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=377. For inquiries regarding training and implementation, contact Dr. Joan Asarnow at 310 794-4962.