Dr. April Haberyan has over 20 years of experience working in nursing, psychology and disaster response. She holds a Doctorate in Social Psychology and a Master’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Master of Science in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Haberyan conducts training programs in Suicide Prevention, Family Assistance, Psychological First Aid, School Safety, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She is a co-author of a Suicide Prevention Training Manual for University Personnel. She has co-authored a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Campus Suicide Prevention grant which was funded for $406,000.00. April has conducted research studies on suicide prevention and disaster response. She and her colleagues have reported the resulting data at national conferences and in refereed journals.
Dr. Haberyan has experience as a clinician in inpatient and outpatient mental health programs at several hospitals in the United States. She has also been a college faculty member in Nursing, Psychology and Emergency and Disaster Management Departments. She has served as a trainer/evaluator for the Missouri Hope Disaster Field Training Exercise conducted at Northwest Missouri State University, the Atlantic Hope Disaster Field Training Exercise conducted at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida and the Summer Institute in International Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance in Macedonia. In addition to her teaching duties, April has been a Behavioral Intervention Team member for 3 different institutions of higher learning, and an Assistant Emergency Manager for a University in the Midwest. She has responded to aviation incidents, school crises and mass shootings in the United States.