Anja Gysin-Maillart, PhD, is a senior psychologist and psychotherapist at the outpatient department of the University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern. She is one of the two developers of the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP) who are heading ASSIP internationally. She is a research fellow of the Translational Research Center at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern (UPD) and a member of different national and international research groups with a main focus on suicide prevention. Her main focus lies on the investigation of therapy processes involved in the specific short-time therapy ASSIP to decrease the risk of repeated suicidal behaviour. Particularly noteworthy are the extensive international research collaborations with the US, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Lithuania, etc. with a visiting lecture position at the University of Leipzig, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology and another visiting scientist position at the University of Lund, Department of Clinical Sciences and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine. These include ongoing research projects and teaching.

Universität Bern Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie

RFL& RFD: Jeannette Brodbeck, Konrad Michel, Sebastian Walther, Anja Gysin-Maillart
PD Dr. Jeannette Brodbeck:

Universität Zürich

Therapeutic Alliance (ASSIP)
MSc Mariann Ring, Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

ASSIP in Finland

Outi Ruishalme, MA, Director of Crisis Centre Activties, Helsinki.

ASSIP in Vilnius, Lithuania

Paulius Skruibis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Clinical and Organizational Psychology

ASSIP in Sweden

Joint project of University Hospitals of Gothenburg, Lund, and Stockholm
Åsa Westrin, Associate Proferssor, Lund University


Project A:
ASSIP tailored to alcohol and drug use (ASSIP-ADU)
Kenneth R. Conner, PsyD, MPH, Professor University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Project B:
ASSIP in New York State, Syracuse, SAMHSA funded "Zero Suicide" project
Jay Carruthers, M.D., Director, Suicide Prevention Office, NYS Office of Mental Health

Project C:
Adaptation of ASSIP to ideators with intent to die
Peter C Britton, PhD MS Syracuse VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY


Project A:
Forschungsprojekt mit dem Universitätsklinikum Leipzig:
PD Dr. P.H. Heide Glaesmer,postext,mitarbeiter,a_id,5364.html

Project B:
Klinisches Projekt:
Dr. Tobias Teismann. Fakultät für Psychologie
Arbeitseinheit Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Cost-effectiveness analysis of ASSIP: A-La Park, Thomas Müller, Konrad Michel, Anja Gysin-Maillart
A-La Park: Assissistant Professor in Health Economics
Personal Social Services Research Unit
LSE Health and Social Care
London School of Economics and Political Science