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Barry N Feldman PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesBALaw & Psychology
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United StatesMSNNursing
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United StatesPHDClinical

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    Barry N. Feldman, Ph.D., Director of Psychiatry Programs in Public Safety, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, is a nationally-recognized researcher and educator in the field of suicide intervention and prevention. He specializes in suicide-related training and stabilization services for schools, military personnel, police officers, emergency medical responders, firefighters, correctional officers and health-care providers. Dr. Feldman serves as a suicide prevention consultant to the Massachusetts National Guard. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of suicide prevention and response in health care, community, and public safety settings.

    He provides consultation and training to school districts across Massachusetts to assist in their developing and implementing policies, procedures, and strategies to prevent suicide, to effectively intervene with at-risk students when necessary, and to create appropriate postvention responses in the aftermath of suicide or other traumatic and sudden deaths that affect both the school and its local community.

    Dr. Feldman has developed specialized teaching materials in the field of suicidology and created management programs for trauma recovery, substance abuse and crisis intervention. He also created a first-of-its-kind online training needs assessment for emergency medical technicians in Massachusetts and utilized his findings to design EMT-specific training modules.

    He holds a research appointment with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs and, through the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, conducts suicide-related workshops and in-service training sessions for mental health clinicians, educators, and other health care providers.

    A lecturer for UMass Memorial Health Care’s Disaster Medicine and Emergency Medicine departments, Dr. Feldman is also an approved trainer for the American Association of Suicidology and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. He is a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, serves on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, and is a member and former chairman of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

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    1. Schmitz WM, Allen MH, Feldman BN, Gutin NJ, Jahn DR, Kleespies PM, Quinnett P, Simpson S. Preventing suicide through improved training in suicide risk assessment and care: an American Association of Suicidology Task Force report addressing serious gaps in U.S. mental health training. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2012 Jun; 42(3):292-304. PMID: 22494118.
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    2. Feldman BN, Freedenthal S. Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention: an unmet need? Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2006 Aug; 36(4):467-80. PMID: 16978100.
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    3. Feldman BN, Broussard CA. Men's adjustment to their partners' breast cancer: a dyadic coping perspective. Health Soc Work. 2006 May; 31(2):117-27. PMID: 16776029.
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