Seminar – Brenna Maddox, PhD – “Working Together to Improve Suicide Prevention Practices for People on the Autism Spectrum”
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Brenna Maddox, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
About the Speaker: Dr. Maddox is an assistant Professor in the department of psychiatry. As the implementation scientist at TEACCH, her work focuses on improving community services for people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in training and supporting community mental health clinicians, modifying cognitive-behavioral therapy for people on the autism spectrum with anxiety or depression, and preventing suicide in this population. Her research has been supported by the NIMH, PCORI, the Foundation of Hope, and the FAR Fund. Maddox is also a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions in autism. She serves on the expert hub team for ECHO Autism: Mental Health. In addition, she is a deputy editor for the journal, Autism in Adulthood, and a co-chair of the American Association of Suicidology’s Autism and Suicide Committee.
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The seminar series is funded by the John D. Wiley Conference Center Fund, the Friends of the Waisman Center and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) grant P50HD105353.