Chief Executive Officer, Turning Point
Dr. Bender is a seasoned leader in managing dual diagnosis treatment centers with a focus on substance use disorders. His work in mental and behavioral health is rooted in his experience as a suicide researcher with one of the world’s leading experts on the topic. His work with the Department of Defense included identifying risk factors for military suicides. While working with veterans at Brown University, Dr. Bender observed a tremendous amount of substance use issues and pursued the link between suicide and substance use disorders.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bender’s vision is for Addiction Campuses’ Turning Point facility to become a beacon of hope in the community by encouraging local law enforcement, local businesses, the medical community, and local government to work towards results in the effort again addiction and overdose.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Florida State University
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology - Affective and Behavioral Paths Toward the Acquired Capacity for Suicide
Biological Psychology - Gender-Specific Gene-Environment Interactions on Laboratory-Assessed Aggression
Journal of Personality Assessment - Development and Validation of a Brief Self-Report Measure of Agitation: The Brief Agitation Measure
Florida State University - Screening for Suicide in an Adult Population: An Analysis of Iatrogenic Risk
Florida State University - Suicidality and Impulsivity: A Test of the Mediating Role of Painful Experiences
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