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Digital Seminar

Crisis Response Planning and Lethal Means Counseling to Reduce Military and Veteran Suicide

Justin Baker, PhD, ABPP
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 15, 2022
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Treating a client in a suicidal crisis is nerve-wracking enough on its own, but what if you’re working with a client who has access to and advanced knowledge of weapons? This recorded session provides essential information on two effective suicide prevention tools for use with military service members and veterans, Crisis Response Planning and Lethal Means Counseling. You’ll get specific strategies for conducting client-centered narrative assessments of suicide risk and a tailored crisis response plan that prioritizes self-management strategies and reducing access to firearms. 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Justin C. Baker, PhD, ABPP, is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral health at The Ohio State University and the clinical director for the Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative (STRIVE), a research and clinical treatment program that prioritizes evidence-based treatment for veterans, first responders, and civilians suffering from trauma and/or suicide. He is a board-certified clinical psychologist and military veteran focused on improving interventions for trauma and suicide-related disorders. His work has been funded by the Department of Defense and other private foundations. Dr. Baker is also a national consultant and sought out trainer for suicide-focused treatments. A recent recipient of the Henry A. and Amelia T. Nasrallah Award for Research Excellence in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, his work has been featured in various media outlets to include CNN, Psychiatric Times, CBS, ABC News, CNN Health, NPR, The American Homefront Project, Yahoo, and US News & World Report.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Justin Baker has an employment relationship with the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and is the Principle Investigator with the Department of Defense, the co-Investigator for the Department of Defense, PRMRP, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, Site Principal Investigator for Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, and a Psychologist for NIMH. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Justin Baker is a member of American Psychological Association. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for JAMA Network Open, the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Medical Care, and Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. He is an ad-hoc reviewer for several publications, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


  1. Conduct a narrative assessment with a suicidal military service member or veteran. 
  2. Distinguish the core components of a crisis response plan. 
  3. Develop a means safety plan with a suicidal individual.


  • Understanding suicidal behaviors in military service members and veterans 
  • Assessment tools that build a collaborative relationship 
  • How to develop a crisis response plan 
  • Have the conversation: Lethal means counseling 
  • Limitations of the research and potential risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Nurses 
  • Other mental health professionals

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