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Anja C. Gysin-Maillart, PhD

Translational Research Center
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Murtenstrasse 21
CH-3000 Bern 60

Phone: +41 (0)31 632 88 11
Fax: +41 (0)632 89 50
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Research Interests

  • Suicide Prevention
  • ASSIP (Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program)
  • Psychotherapy Research
  • Neropsychology


Recent Publications

Michel, K., Valach, L., Gysin-Maillart, A. (2017). A Novel Therapy for People Who Attempt Suicide and Why We Need New Models of Suicide. Concept Paper. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(3), 243; doi:10.3390/ijerph14030243.


Gysin-Maillart, A., Schwab, S., Soravia, L. M., Megert, M., & Michel, K. (2016). A novel brief therapy for patients who attempt suicide: a 24-months follow-up randomized controlled study of the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP). PLoS Medicine 13(3):e1001968. 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001968.


Gysin-Maillart, A., Soravia, L. M., Gemperli, A., & Michel, K. (2016). Suicide Ideation is Related to Therapeutic Alliance in a Brief Therapy for Attempted Suicide. Archives of Suicide Research. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2016.1162242.


Brüdern, J., Berger, T., Casper, F., Gysin-Maillart, A., & Michel, K. (2016). The Role of Self-Organization in the Suicidal Process. Psychological Report, 118(2): 668-85. doi: 10.1177/0033294116633351.


Brüdern, J., Berger, T., Michel, K., Gysin-Maillart, A., Schmutz, I., & Caspar, F. (2015). Are Suicide Attempters Wired Differently?: A Comparison With Nonsuicidal Depressed Individuals Using Plan Analysis. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 203(7), 514-521. doi:10.1097/NMD.00000000000000321.



Michel, K., & Gysin-Maillart, A. (2015). Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program-ASSIP. A manual for clinicians. Göttingen: Hogrefe. doi:10.1027/00476-000.

Gysin-Maillart, A., & Michel, K. (2013). Kurztherapie nach Suizidversuch. ASSIP (Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program. Therapiemanual). Bern, Switzerland: Huber.