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.

Dr. Karver will be recruiting graduate students for Fall 2019. Applicants should consider the following areas of interest: (1) transforming mental health delivery systems into family-focused and family-driven systems (Aim 4), AND/OR (2) providing evidence-based suicide prevention training to mental health professionals (MHPs) in an attempt to enhance MHP knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes toward working with suicidal clients and effectively managing their risk of suicide (Aim 7), AND/OR (3) studying systems and building the necessary infrastructure (community partnerships) to implement suicide prevention programs and initiatives (Aim 8).

Lab Updates

Congrats to Maureen, Renee, and Jason!

They were awarded the Pre-Conference Research Training Day Travel Award from the Military Suicide Research Consortium

Welcome to the lab, Ansley!

Ansley Bender started as a graduate student at USF in 2017.

Congratulations, Alex!

Alex DeNadai was awarded the David H. Barlow Grand Rounds Speakership in 2016. Alex has also accepted the position of Assistant Professor at Texas State University.

Congratulations, Maureen!

Maureen Monahan passed her comprehensive exams with honors in Fall 2016.

AAS 50th Conference Success!

Lora, Maureen, Jason, Amanda, and Edmund successfully presented their respective research projects at the 50th annual AAS conference.

ABCT 51st Annual Conference Acceptees!

Congratulations to Miranda and Melanie for having their posters accepted! Symposium acceptances will be posted once that information is available.

Congratulations, Brittany!

Brittany Jordan-Arthur is interning at John's Hopkins.