Konrad Michel M.D.
Konrad Michel, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and professor emeritus at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He has dedicated most of his professional life to understanding and preventing suicide. His person-centered model of suicidal behavior overcomes the limitations of the traditional medical model, and introduced a new paradigm for suicide prevention. Together with his collaborators, he developed a highly effective brief therapy for patients who have attempted suicide (ASSIP, Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program). Dr. Michel is training, supervising, and supporting teams in the clinical use of ASSIP in Europe and overseas. He is the author of The Suicidal Person: A New Look at a Human Phenomenon.