Barbara H. Stanley, PhD

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Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at CUMC

Clinical Expertise

Treatment of individuals with suicidal behavior, self-injury, borderline personality disorder (BPD), emotion regulation difficulties; Consultation with family members who have adolescent or adult children with psychiatric problems; Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Research Expertise

Suicide, suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self injury, BPD, depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, brief interventions to prevent suicide, biobehavioral research on suicidal behavior and BPD. Mentored research on fMRI studies examining the interpersonal dysfunction dimension of BPD, genetics studies of BPD and treatment engagement trials with suicidal individuals.

Training Expertise

Suicide risk assessment and prevention

Research

Biobehavioral research on borderline personality disorder and suicidal behavior. Intervention and treatment engagement research with suicidal individuals.

Research Interests

  • Suicide and Self injury
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Psychotherapy interventions

Grants

ZERO SUICIDE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION IN OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH CLINICS (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2016 - Jun 30 2021

NEUROBIOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF TWO SUICIDAL SUBTYPES (Federal Gov)

May 15 2016 - Feb 28 2021

SAFETY PLANNING INTERVENTION TO REDUCE SHORT TERM RISK (Private)

Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2019

SUICIDE RISK REDUCTION IN THE YEAR FOLLOWING JAIL RELEASE (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2015 - Jun 30 2019

ED-SAFE-2: TRANSLATING SAFETY PLANNING INTO PRACTICE (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2015 - Feb 28 2019

SUICIDE SAFETY PLANNING GROUP TREATMENT-PROJECT LIFE FORCE (NY State Gov)

Oct 1 2015 - Sep 30 2017

MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR PREVENTING SUICIDE IN MILITARY VETERANS (Federal Gov)

Aug 21 2013 - Aug 21 2015

SAFETY PLANNING AS A BRIEF INTERVENTION TO REDUCE SUICIDE RISK IN MILITARY (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Mar 24 2015

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE EVALUATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Sep 29 2013

SAFETY PLANNING INTERVENTION FOR SUICIDAL INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTACT CRISIS CENTERS (Private)

May 1 2009 - Apr 1 2013

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE EVALUATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Sep 29 2012

SUICIDE ASSESSMENT AND FOLLOW-UP ENGAGEMENT: VETERAN EMERGEN CY TREATMENT (SAFE VET) DEMONSTRATION PROJECT (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2011 - Sep 30 2011

Selected Publications

  • Stanley B, Brown G, Brent DA, Wells K, Poling K, Kennard B, Wagner A, Curry J, Cwik M, Goldstein T, Vitiello B, Klomek Brunstein A, Barnett S, Daniel S: Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): treatment model, feasibility, and acceptability. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2009;48: 1005-1013
  • Stanley B, Sher L, Wilson S, Ekman R, Huang YY, Mann JJ: Non-suicidal self-injurious behavior, endogenous opioids and monoamine neurotransmitters. Journal of Affective Disorders 2010;124: 134-140
  • Stanley B, Siever L: The Interpersonal Dimension of Borderline Personality Disorder: Towards A Neuropeptide Model. American Journal of Psychiatry 2010;167: 24-39
  • Stanley B, Brown GK: Safety Planning Intervention: A Brief Intervention to Mitigate Suicide Risk. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2012;19: 256-264
  • Brodsky BS, Stanley B: The dialectical behavior therapy primer: How DBT can inform clinical practice, John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, NJ, USA, 2013