Adolescent Suicide Risk: New Developments in Screening and Intervention
Sponsored by the Ewald W. Busse Lectureship. Cheryl King, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Michigan, and Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program. Her research focuses on the development of evidence-based practices for suicide risk screening, assessment, and intervention. She is currently Principal Investigator of three NIMH-funded projects: Emergency Department Screen for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), Electronic Bridge to Mental Health for College Students (eBridge), and 24-Hour Risk for Suicide Attempts in a National Cohort of Adolescents. A clinical educator and research mentor, Dr. King has served as Director of Psychology Training and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry, and is the lead author of Teen Suicide Risk: A Practitioner Guide to Screening, Assessment, and Management. In addition, Dr. King has provided testimony in the U.S. Senate on youth suicide prevention and is a Past President of the American Association of Suicidology, the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers, and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.