Speaker's Bio

Alan L. (Lanny) Berman
Dr. Berman is President (2009-2013) of the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP). Since 1995, Dr. Berman has been Executive Director of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). He is a Past-President of the AAS (1984-1985), their 1982 Shneidman Award recipient (for Outstanding Contributions in Research in Suicidology), and their 2006 Louis I. Dublin Award winner (for outstanding service and contributions to the field of suicide prevention). Dr. Berman holds a B.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. A Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology) and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Academy of Suicide Research, Dr. Berman maintains a part-time private practice of psychological and forensic consultation in Washington, D.C. He has published over 100 professional articles and book chapters and authored/edited seven (8) books in Suicidology. He serves as consulting editor for three peer-reviewed journals: Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Crisis, and Archives of Suicide Research.