Behind the Mask of the Wild Child: Suicide


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Mark Besen, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
National Suicide Prevention Consultant for the QPRT Institute


Besen is a clinical psychologist who has been involved in leadership and program design in large community behavioral health agencies and managed care systems as a clinical director, vice president of operations, and CEO for over 20 years.

Dr. Besen has worked in suicide prevention and intervention with the QPRT Institute since its inception in the early 1990’s. He has worked with communities, hospitals, behavioral health providers, federal and state governments, universities and school districts in building cultures of hope, access to evidence-based treatment and implementation of organizational policies and practices consistent with zero suicide initiatives.