Christa D. Labouliere, PhD. is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University and Project Administrator of the Suicide Prevention – Training, Implementation, & Evaluation (SP-TIE) Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. 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. Prior to joining the SP-TIE team, Dr. Labouliere had over ten 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.