Alliance and Suicide Prevention Lab

Improving the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents

Dr. Karver and his son

The Alliance & Suicide Prevention lab is headed by Dr. Marc Karver. His primary research interest is the evaluation and improvement of mental health services and systems for children and adolescents. Dr. Karver's research focuses on three areas that define quality mental health services: 1) structure (the characteristics of mental health institutions and service delivery systems that have the potential to lead to positive outcomes – e.g., school-based counseling, school-based prevention services), 2) the measurement of treatment processes (what occurs during treatment that can lead to positive outcomes), and 3) outcomes (both positive and maladaptive). The goal of the work done in his lab is ultimately to learn how to improve the services provided by experienced clinicians and to discover more effective ways to train novice clinicians.

Lab Updates

Congratulations to Christine, Christa, and Kim!

Drs. Christine Totura, Christa Labouliere, and Kim Gryglewicz recently published the first paper merging both the suicide prevention and therapeutic alliance fields.

Huge congratulations to Jason!

Dr. Jason Chen, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University, was awarded a Veteran Affairs Career Development Award, the VA equivalent of a five-year NIMH-K award.

Congratulations Maureen!

Maureen Monahan has been accepted into an internship within the New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs.

Congratulations Renee!

Renee Hangartner has been accepted into the Bay Pines VA Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Congratulations Amanda!

Amanda Yeager has successfully defended her master's thesis.

Exciting News!

With the aid of the USF Creative Scholarship Grant, we will develop a Spanish version of our Family Guide.

Welcome new RAs!

We're glad to have you on the team!