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Peter C. Britton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 393-7926

Fax: (585) 393-7985

Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Peter Britton is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is also an investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. His research focuses on studying risk and protective factors and for suicide attempts and overdoses and developing and testing preventive interventions, with a particular interest in Veterans. Since 2012, Dr. Britton has been conducting a randomized controlled trial testing Motivational Interviewing to Address Suicidal Ideation with Psychiatrically hospitalized Veterans at high-risk for suicide that is funded by a career development award from Department of Veterans Affairs, Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D). He also conducts analysis of VA Suicide Prevention Application Network (SPAN) and Suicide Data Repository (SDR) data, and is co-investigator on grants testing a Veteran Crisis Line facilitation intervention and examining opioid misuse among reintegrating Veterans.

Credentials

Education

1997
Bachelor | University of Pittsburgh
Psychology

2001
Masters | University of Arkansas
Clinical Psychology

2005
Doctor of Philosophy | University of Arkansas
Clinical Psychology

2005
Doctoral Internship | University of Rochester
Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/2005 - 08/31/2007
Fellowship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/2004 - 09/01/2005
Internship in Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2001
Research Society on Alcoholism Travel Grant

1999
Research Society on Alcoholism Travel Grant

Publications

Journal Articles

3/28/2020
Britton PC, Conner KR, Maisto SA. "The Living Ladder: Introduction and Validity Over 6-Month Follow-Up of a One-Item Measure of Readiness to Continue Living in Suicidal Patients." Suicide & life-threatening behavior.. 2020 Mar 28; Epub 2020 Mar 28.

3/2/2020
Haskell AM, Britton PC, Servatius RJ. "Toward an assessment of escape/avoidance coping in depression." Behavioural brain research.. 2020 Mar 2; 381:112363. Epub 2019 Nov 15.

1/1/2020
Cleland CM, Bennett AS, Elliott L, Rosenblum A, Britton PC, Wolfson-Stofko B. "Between- and within-person associations between opioid overdose risk and depression, suicidal ideation, pain severity, and pain interference." Drug and alcohol dependence.. 2020 Jan 1; 206:107734. Epub 2019 Nov 14.

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