Kent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D

Kent Corso is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. He is an Air Force OEF veteran with almost 20 years of consulting, training and research experience in university, medical and military settings. Dr. Corso holds an adjunct assistant professor position in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and a consulting position for the Division of Recovery & Resilience, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He has published 50 peer-reviewed papers including some of the earliest primary care behavioral health research. As president of NCR Behavioral Health, Dr. Corso leads an international training and consulting group for healthcare organizations that are integrating behavioral health into their systems. He is the author of Integrating Behavioral Health into the Medical Home: A Rapid Implementation Guide and co-founder of the agile software firm, Xcelerate Innovations, which leverages behavioral sciences and iOS applications to conduct predictive analytics in military, healthcare and other industries.

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s)

May 7, 2021, 8:30-10:00 (MST). Virtual
May 7, 2021, 10:15-12:30 (MST). Virtual
May 7, 2021, 1:00-2:30 (MST). Virtual
May 7, 2021, 2:45-5:00 (MST). Virtual

Proactive Reduction Of Suicide in Populations via Evidence-based Research (PROSPER) for Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers are a critical resource for identifying youths and adults in-crisis within any community or organization. Since suicide is relatively infrequent, rusty skills may leave gatekeepers less prepared to act swiftly and effectively when they encounter someone who is in crisis. This session will help correct misunderstandings about suicide while providing attendees with the appropriate and standardized language for discussing suicide. Through demonstration, active learning exercises, didactics and discussion attendees will learn how to use direct language to identify potential children, adolescents and adults who are in crisis and help them access appropriate services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the risk factors for suicide
  • Explain the construct of suicide in easily understandable terms
  • Apply what they’ve learned using direct communication and appropriate standardized language in a role play to identify if a person is in crisis
  • Apply what they’ve learned to help a person (in a role play) access appropriate clinical services
Raoul RolfesKent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D