Labouliere Edwards, Christa D. (cdl2106)

Labouliere, Christa

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Scholarly Interests

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Dr. Labouliere is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, Project Administrator of the Suicide Prevention – Training, Implementation, & Evaluation (SP-TIE) Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College Columbia University. She is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of statewide suicide prevention efforts, including the training of clinicians in empirically-supported, suicide-specific interventions. Dr. Labouliere has over 15 years of research and clinical experience working with individuals with suicidal behavior. For six years, she served as project coordinator for several large federally-funded youth suicide prevention grants, and was integral to the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of empirically-supported prevention and intervention programs. Her research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the topic of mental health and treatment for emotional disorders and self-destructive behavior.

Educational Background

PhD in Clinical Psychology - University of South Florida, Tampa FL

MA in Clinical Psychology - Unversity of South Florida, Tampa FL

MA in Psychology and Education - Teachers College Columbia University, New York NY

BA in Psychology and Computer Science - New York University, New York NY

Selected Publications

Labouliere CD, Tarquini SJ, Totura CMW, Kutash K, Karver M. Revisiting the concept of “knowledge gain”: How much is actually learned by students participating in suicide prevention gatekeeper training? Crisis. 2015; 36: 274-280. PMCID: PMC4703948.

Labouliere CD, Kleinman M, Gould M. When self-reliance is not safe: Associations between reduced help-seeking and subsequent mental health symptoms in suicidal adolescents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015; 12: 3741-3755. PMCID: PMC4410213.

Labouliere CD, Reyes JP, Shirk S, Karver MS. Therapeutic alliance with depressed adolescents: Predictor or outcome? Disentangling temporal confounds to understand early improvement. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2017; 46: 600-610. PMCID: PMC4779063.

Totura CMW, Kutash K, Labouliere CD, Karver MS. Evaluating active parental consent procedures for school programming: Addressing the sensitive topic of suicide prevention. J School Health. 2017; 87: 114-120. PMCID: PMC5963279.

Labouliere CD, Vasan P, Kramer A, Brown G, Green K, Kammer J, et al. “Zero Suicide” – A model for reducing suicide in United States behavioral healthcare. Suicidologi. 2018; 23: 22-30. PMCID: PMC6022755.

Stanley B, Perez-Rodriguez M, Labouliere C, Roose S. A neuroscience-oriented research approach to Borderline Personality Disorder. J Personality Disord. 2018; 32: 784-822. PMID: 29469663.

Totura CMW, Labouliere CD, Gryglewicz K, Karver MS. The role of youth trainee-trainer alliance and involvement in school-based prevention: A moderated-mediation model of student gatekeeper suicide prevention training. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2019; 46: 209-219. PMCID: PMC6494619.

Hangartner RB, Totura CMW, Labouliere CD, Gryglewicz K, Karver MS. Benchmarking the "Question, Persuade, Refer" program against evaluations of established suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings. Suicide Life-Threat Behav. 2019; 49, 353-370. PMCID: PMC6105730.

Peterson AL, Chen JI, Karver MS, Labouliere CD. Frustration with feeling: Latent classes of non-suicidal self-injury and emotion regulation difficulties. Psychiatry Res. 2019; 275: 61-70. PMCID: PMC6543814.

Totura CMW, Labouliere CD, Gryglewicz K, Karver MS. Adolescent decision-making: The value of perceived behavioral control in predicting engagement in suicide prevention behaviors. J Youth Adolesc. 2019; 48: 1784-1795. PMC7526034.

Labouliere CD, Stanley BS, Lake A, Gould M. Safety planning on crisis lines: Feasibility, acceptability, and perceived helpfulness of a brief intervention to mitigate future suicide risk. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020; 50: 29-41. PMCID: PMC7507118.

Stanley BS*, Labouliere CD*, Brown GK, et al. Zero Suicide implementation-effectiveness trial study protocol in outpatient behavioral health using the A-I-M suicide prevention model. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021; 100: #106244. PMCID: PMC7887031. * Co-first authors

Labouliere CD, Green K, Vasan P, et al. Is the outpatient mental health workforce ready to save lives? Suicide prevention training, knowledge, self-efficacy and clinical practices prior to the implementation of a statewide suicide prevention initiative. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021; 51(2): 325-333. PMID: 33876486.

Kammer J, Rahman M, Finnerty M, Layman D, Vega K, Galfalvy H, Labouliere C, et al. Most individuals are seen in outpatient medical settings prior to intentional self-harm and suicide attempts treated in a hospital setting. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2021; 48(2): 306-319. PMCID: PMC7782208.

Layman D, Kammer J, Lackman-Westin E, Hogan M, Goldstein Grumet J, Labouliere C, … & Finnerty M. The relationship between suicidal behaviors and Zero Suicide best practices in outpatient mental health clinics. Psychiatr Serv. 2021; 72(10): 1118-1125. PMID: 33730886.

Spruch-Feiner A*, Labouliere CD*, Brodsky B, Green KL, et al. Effects of patient suicide on professional practice among mental health providers. Suicide Life-Threat Behav. In press. * Co-first authors

Gleason LL, Bender AM, Chen JI, Bozzay M, Hangartner R, Romero G, Labouliere C, … & Karver M. Under the surface: The role of covert cues in peer suicide risk referrals. School Ment Health. In press.

Rahman M, Leckman-Westin E, Kammer J, Layman D, Labouliere CD, et al. Predictors of intentional self-harm among Medicaid mental health clinic clients in New York. J Nervous Ment Disord. In press.

CCPX 5533-002: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology – Spring 2022

Location: First two weeks (1/24 & 1/31) via Zoom; Reminder of semester in-person in Horace Mann Hall 433 (with a hybrid Zoom option for approved students) 
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