Suicide Risk and Resilience: Enhancing Protective Factors Among Incarcerated Patients

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CiWPP, CCHP-MH

Vice President, Mental Health, Centurion


Resilience can be defined as one’s capacity to effectively cope with, adjust to or recover from stress or adversity. Research has demonstrated that higher levels of resilience may decrease the risk for suicide. During this webinar, we will review the relationship between suicide risk and resilience. We will examine how this relationship may impact our inmate-patient population and discuss methods to increase resilience in incarcerated patients.


Educational Objectives

• Explain the concept of resilience

• Discuss the relationship between resilience and suicide risk

• Describe at least three strategies for increasing resilience in incarcerated patients


About the presenter

Sharen Barboza, PhD, CCHP-MH, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized expert with more than 15 years of experience in correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals. As vice president of clinical operations - mental health at Centurion, LLC, Dr. Barboza monitors the care and treatment of mentally ill inmates in a number of correctional systems. Previously she was the chief psychologist for Central New York Psychiatric Center, which provides psychiatric care to inmates incarcerated within the New York Department of Corrections. She holds an MS in experimental psychology from Tufts University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has published works on sex offender assessment, suicide risk and behavior management for self-injury.


CE credit – 1.0 hour for ACCME, ANCC, APA and CCHP

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When and Where
  • 11/14/2019 1:00 PM CST
  • 11/14/2019 2:00 PM CST
  • Webinar
  • Chicago
  • IL