Curriculum Vita | Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

Updated Jan. 8, 2018

Education

Ph.D., Social Work. Washington University in St. Louis, 2005.

Dissertation Title: The Help Not Taken: Youth Suicidality and Mental Health Service Use

MSW, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1998.

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Mental Health and Chemical Dependency

Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1989.

Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Newspaper Journalism

Professional Positions, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Current Rank

Associate Professor, Professorial Series. (September 1, 2009 to Present)

Previous Rank

Assistant Professor, Professorial Series. (September 1, 2005 – August 31, 2009)

Other Professional Positions

Teaching

Adjunct Faculty/Teaching Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis. (2004 – 2005).

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist, Independent Practice. (2012 – Present).

Consultant, Independent Practice. (2006 – Present).

Emergency Room Social Worker, Seton Medical Center, Austin, TX. (June 2000 – July 2001).

Case Worker, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Austin, TX. (February 2000 – March 2001).

Counselor, SafePlace Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center. (January 1999 – October 2000).

Assessment Counselor, Charter Behavioral Health. (September 1999 – February 2000).

Counseling Specialist (Telephone Counselor), University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center, Austin, TX. (June 1996 – July 1999).

Intern, Psychotherapist, Child and Family Services, Austin, TX. (1997 – 1998).

Intern, Case Manager, Marywood Child and Family Services, Austin, TX. (1996 – 1997).

Professional Writing

Freelance Writer. (1987 – 2001).

Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX. (1990 – 1994).

Journalist Summer Intern, Miami Herald. (1990).

Journalist Summer Intern, Boston Globe. (1989).

Journalist Summer Intern, Dallas Morning News. (1988).

Journalist Summer Intern, Houston Chronicle. (1987).

Licensure & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), State of Colorado (#1214). (2009 – Present).

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), State of Kansas (#4393). (2014 – 2016)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), State of Missouri (#2002006703). (2002 – 2009).

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), State of Texas (#S32778). (2002 – 2009).

Licensed Master Social Worker, State of Texas (#S32778). (1998 – 2002).

Publications & Presentations

Book

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Helping the suicidal person: Tips and techniques for professionals. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Helping-the-Suicidal-Person-Tips-and-Techniques-for-Professionals/Freedenthal/p/book/9781138946958

Refereed Journal Articles

Osman, A., Lamis, D. A., Bagge, C. L., Freedenthal, S., & Barnes, S. M. (2016). The Mindful Attention Awareness Scale: Further examination of dimensionality, reliability, and concurrent validity estimates. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 189-199.

Fang, Q., Freedenthal, S., & Osman, A. (2015) Validation of the Suicide Resilience Inventory with American and Chinese college students. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45, 51-64. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12108.

Osman, A., Lamis, D. A., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M., & McNaughton-Cassill, M. (2014). The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support: Analyses of internal reliability, measurement invariance, and correlates across gender. Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 103-112.

Osman, A., Wong, J. L., Bagge, C. L., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M. & Lozanno, G. (2012). The Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21 (DASS-21): Further examination of dimensions, scale reliability, and correlates. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 1322 – 1338.

Gutierrez, P. M., Freedenthal, S., Wong, J. L., Osman, A., & Norizuki, T. (2012). Validation of the Suicide Resilience Inventory-25 (SRI-25) in adolescent psychiatric inpatient samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 53-61.

Osman, A., Bagge, C. L., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M., & Emmerich, A. (2011). Development and evaluation of the Social Anxiety and Depression Life Interference-24 (SADLI-24) Inventory. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 82-98.

Freedenthal, S., Lamis, D. A., Osman, A., Kahlo, D., & Gutierrez, P. M. (2011). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire-12 in samples of men and women. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 609-623.

Osman, A., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M., Wong, J. L., Emmerich, A., & Lozano, G. (2011). The Anxiety-Depression Distress Inventory-27:  A short version of the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire-90. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 591 – 608.

Freedenthal, S. (2010). Adolescent help-seeking and the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program: An evaluation. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 40, 628 – 639.

Osman, A., Gutierrez, P. M., Barrios, F., Wong, J. L., Freedenthal, S., & Lozano, G. (2010). Development and initial psychometric properties of the UTSA Future Disposition Inventory. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 410-429.

Osman, A., Gutierrez, P. M., Wong, J. L., Freedenthal, S., Bagge, C. L., & Smith, K. D. (2010). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Suicide Anger Expression Inventory – 28. Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 32, 595 – 608.

Freedenthal, S., & Breslin, L. (2010). High school teachers’ experiences with suicidal students: A descriptive study. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 15, 93 – 92.

Peterson, J., Freedenthal, S., & Coles, A. (2010). Adolescents who self harm: How to protect them from themselves. Current Psychiatry, 9, 15 – 27.

Howard, M. O., Perron, B. E., Sacco, P., Ilgen, M., Vaughn, M. G., Garland, E., & Freedenthal, S. (2010). Suicide ideation and attempts among inhalant users:  Results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 40, 276 – 286.

Walls, N. E., Freedenthal, S., & Wisneski, H. A. (2008). Suicidal ideation and attempts among sexual minority youth receiving social services. Social Work(53), 21-29.

Freedenthal, S., Grinstein-Weiss, M., & Potter, C. (2008). Institutional supports for faculty scholarship: A National Survey of Social Work Programs. Social Work Research, 32(4), 220-231.

Freedenthal, S. (2008). Assessing the wish to die: A 30-year review of the Suicide Intent Scale. Archives of Suicide Research, 12, 277-298.

Peterson, J., Freedenthal, S., Sheldon, C., & Andersen, R. (2008). Nonsuicidal self injury in adolescents. Psychiatry, 5, 20 – 26.

Stiffman, A. R., Brown, E., Freedenthal, S., House, L., Ostmann, E., & Yu, M. S. (2007). American Indian youth: Personal, familial, and environmental strengths. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 331-346.

Rutter, P. A., Freedenthal, S., & Osman, A. (2007). Assessing protection from suicidal risk: Psychometric properties of the Suicide Resilience Inventory. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 55, 53-70.

Freedenthal, S., Vaughn, M. G., Jenson, J. M., & Howard, M. O. (2007). Inhalant use and suicidality among incarcerated youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 90, 81-88.

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Challenges in assessing intent to die: Can suicide attempters be trusted?  Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 55, 53-70.

Vaughn, M. G., Freedenthal, S., & Jenson, J. M. (2007). Psychiatric symptoms and substance use among juvenile offenders: A latent profile investigation. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 1296-1312.

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Racial disparities in mental health service use by adolescents who thought about or attempted suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37, 22-34.

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R. (2007). “They might think I was crazy”: Young American Indians’ reasons for not seeking help when suicidal. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22, 58-77.

Feldman, B., & Freedenthal, S. (2006). Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention:  An unmet need? Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 36, 469-482.

Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., Dore, P., Ostman, E., Osborne, V., & Silmere, H. (2006). The role of providers in mental health services offered to American Indian youths. Psychiatric Services, 37, 1185-1191.

Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., Brown, E., Ostman, E., & Hibbeler, P. (2005). Addictions field research with underserved minorities:  The ideal and the real. Journal of Urban Health, 82(Supp. 3), iii56-iii66.

Yu, M., Stiffman, A. R., & Freedenthal, S. (2005). Factors affecting American Indian adolescent tobacco use. Addictive Behaviors, 30, 889-904.

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R. (2004). Suicidal behavior in urban American Indian adolescents:  A comparison with reservation youth in a southwestern state. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 34, 160-171.

Refereed Book Chapters

Auslander, W., & Freedenthal, S. (2011). Adherence and mental health issues in chronic disease: Diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS. In S Gehlert & T A Browne (Eds.), Handbook of health social work (2nd ed.). (pp. 522-556). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing.

Osman, A., Freedenthal, S., Fang, Q., Willis, J., Norizuki, T., & Gutierrez, P. M. (2011). The UTSA Future Disposition Inventory: Further analyses of reliability, validity, and potential correlates in non-clinical samples. In A M Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 85). (pp. 51-70). Nova Science Publishers.

Freedenthal, S. (2008). Suicide. In T Mizrah & L Davis (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (20th Ed.). (pp. 181-186). Washington, D.C., and New York: National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press.

Auslander, W., & Freedenthal, S. (2006). Social work and chronic illness. In S Gehlert & T A Browne (Eds.), Handbook of health social work. (pp. 532-567). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing.

Conference Proceedings

Freedenthal, S., & Gutierrez, P. (2007). Adolescents’ disclosures of suicidality: Who knows? In J.R. Rogers (Ed.), Suicide 2006:  Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. (pp. 102-105). Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R. (2005). Reasons for not seeking help when suicidal:  A study of American Indian youth. J.R. Rogers (Ed.), Suicide 2004:  Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. (pp. 185-187). Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Feldman, B., & Freedenthal, S. (2005). Social work education in suicide prevention and intervention:  An unmet need? J.R. Rogers (Ed.), Suicide 2004:  Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. (pp. 93-95). Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., & Ostmann, E. (2004). American Indian teen suicide risk and help-seeking. J.R. Rogers (Ed.), Suicide 2003:  Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. (pp. 172-174). Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Stiffman, A. R., & Freedenthal, S. (2004). Suicidal behavior and American Indian adolescents. J.R. Rogers (Ed.), Suicide 2003:  Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology. Washington, DC: American Association of Suicidology.

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., & Ostmann, E. (2004). Suicide attempts and service use among American Indian adolescents. C. Newman, C. Liberton, K. Kutash, & R. Friedman (Eds.),  15th Annual Research Conference Proceedings:  A system of care for children’s mental health: Expanding the research base. (pp. 385-388). Tampa: University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Book Review

Freedenthal, S. (2008). John R. Z. Handbook of depression in children and adolescents. Edited by John R Z Abela & Benjamin L Hankin (Eds.). Social Service Review, 82, 765-768.

Newspaper Essays (Selected)

Freedenthal, S. (2017). A suicide therapist’s secret past. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/well/mind/a-suicide-therapists-secret-past.html

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Treating mental illness. Denver Post, 7B.

Freedenthal, S. (2000). Psychiatric hospitals dying despite obvious need. The Dallas Morning News, 6J.

Freedenthal, S. (1999). Friend finally found the life worth living. The Dallas Morning News, 5C.

Internet Publications on www.speakingofsuicide.com

Freedenthal, S. (2018). When suicidal thoughts do not go away. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2018/01/03/chronic-suicidality/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). 10 things to say to a suicidal person. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/10/03/10-things-to-say/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Language matters: Committed suicide vs. completed suicide vs. died by suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/09/21/suicide-language/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). How to navigate confidentiality and contact with family after a client’s suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/09/16/confidentiality-after-client-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). HelpingTheSuicidalPerson.com: A new website for professionals. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/09/04/helpingthesuicidalperson-website

Freedenthal, S. (2017). “What stops you from killing yourself?” https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/09/04/what-stops-you/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Speaking of suicide … within limits. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/08/17/speaking-of-suicide-within-limits/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Would an anti-self-harm oath reduce veteran suicide? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/08/13/military-oath/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). “If you take meds for mental illness, do not feel ashamed or weak.” https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/06/03/if-you-take-meds-for-mental-illness-do-not-feel-ashamed-or-weak/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Why I came out of the (suicide) closet.  https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/05/16/why-i-came-out/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Can “13 Reasons Why” really trigger suicides? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/04/30/suicide-contagion/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). When a suicide prevention hero dies by suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/03/30/when-a-suicide-prevention-hero/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). “When hope is gone, just hang on”: More songs against suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/03/24/more-songs-against-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2017). If you are suicidal, envision your future selves. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2017/03/08/envision-your-future-selves/

Freedenthal, S. (2015). Is it selfish to die in a tornado? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/10/28/is-it-selfish/

Freedenthal, S. (2015). 10 things not to say to a suicidal person. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/03/03/what-not-to-say/

Freedenthal, S. (2015). Beyond magic: How do we detect suicidal thoughts? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/03/29/detect-suicidal-thoughts/

Freedenthal, S. (2015). “Let’s get physical”: 10 tips to calm anxiety. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/08/20/tips-to-calm-anxiety/

Freedenthal, S. (2015). Transgender people and suicide: The tragedy, and the hope. http://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2015/01/02/transgender-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). Coping statements for suicidal thoughts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/05/14/coping-statements/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). For therapists who want – or need – to improve their suicide intervention skills. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/06/11/for-therapists/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). “If only”: Self blame after a loved one’s suicide. http://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/05/07/if-only/

 Freedenthal, S. (2014). Letter from a therapist to a suicidal person. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/05/01/letter/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). “’Mightier than the sword”: Healing from a spiteful suicide note. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/05/20/spiteful-suicide-notes/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). “Oh, I’m begging you, no”: 18 songs against suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/12/31/songs-about-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). The 3-day rule and suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/12/07/the-3-day-rule-and-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). Unwritten goodbyes: When there is no suicide note. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/04/23/the-unwritten-goodbye/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). Wait, who is a suicide survivor again? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/05/27/suicide-survivor/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). What is a suicide gesture? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/04/16/what-is-a-suicide-gesture/

Freedenthal, S. (2014). “Woefully inadequate”: Suicide prevention training in graduate school. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2014/06/06/graduate-schools/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). 10 reasons teens avoid telling parents about suicidal thoughts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/29/parents-and-teens/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Are you afraid that asking about suicidal thoughts will anger the person? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/15/afraid-to-ask/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Are you thinking of killing yourself? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/15/are-you-thinking-of-killing-yourself/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Better mad than dead: Keeping a friend’s suicidal thoughts secret. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/07/15/better-mad-than-dead/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Coping with the suicide of a loved one. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/29/coping-with-the-suicide-of-a-loved-one/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Do antidepressants cause suicide? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/26/do-antidepressants-cause-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Do you blame yourself for thinking of suicide? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/07/10/do-you-blame-yourself/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Documentation: Do it well, for the client’s sake and yours. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/25/documentation/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Does talking about suicide plant the idea in a person’s mind? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/15/asking-about-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). How to find a therapist who does not panic. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/07/22/therapists-who-do-not-panic/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). “How would you listen to a person on the roof?”. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/06/how-would-you-listen-to-a-person-on-the-roof/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). “If someone’s life is so awful that they want to die, why stop them?” https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/19/why-stop-someone-from-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). If you suspect a friend or loved one is thinking of suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/12/if-you-suspect/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Involuntary hospitalization: From ally to adversary? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/20/from-ally-to-adversary/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Is a suicide attempt a cry for help? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/17/cry-for-help/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Is suicide inevitable for some people? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/09/16/is-suicide-inevitable/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). It takes more than a village: World Suicide Prevention Day 2013. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/09/08/world-suicide-prevention-day-2013/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Language about suicide (Part 1): The power of words. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/13/language/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Language about suicide (Part 2): Who are suicide survivors? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/14/language-about-suicide-part-2-who-are-suicide-survivors/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Like clouds before the sun: Mindfulness and suicidal thoughts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/09/02/mindfulness/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Preventing suicide attempts in 4 sessions: Is it possible? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/31/short-intervention-program/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Shame festers in dark places: Keeping suicide secret. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/30/keeping-suicide-secret/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Shame, stigma, and suicidality. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/13/shame-stigma-and-suicidality/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Should therapists attend the funeral of a client who dies by suicide? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/08/07/funeral-after-client-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Speaking of Suicide – A new blog. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/11/introducin/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Talking back to suicidal thoughts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/07/31/talking-back-to-suicidal-thoughts/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The Hope Box. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/16/hope-box/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The military, veterans, and suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/27/military-and-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The most dangerous time: Suicide after discharge from a psychiatric hospital. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/30/suicide-after-hospitalization/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The people you would leave behind. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/08/the-people-you-would-leave-behind/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The use of no-suicide contracts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/15/no-suicide-contracts/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). The woman who lived in a tipi. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/04/the-woman-who-lived-in-a-tipi/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Thoughts about client suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/13/thoughts-about-client-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Uncovering suicidal thoughts. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/15/uncovering-suicidal-thoughts/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). What are your reasons for dying – and for living? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/03/reason/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/23/what-is-cbt/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). What to tell children of a loved one’s suicide? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/05/what-to-tell-children/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). What’s your pleasure? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/25/whats-your-pleasure/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Where are they now? The fate of suicide attempt survivors. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/07/05/suicide-attempt-survivors/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Why I study suicide. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/about-the-autho/why-i-study-suicide/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Will I be committed to a mental hospital if I tell a therapist about my suicidal thoughts? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/04/14/fears-of-mental-hospital/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Won’t people spontaneously disclose their suicidal thoughts? https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/05/15/disclosing-suicidal-thoughts/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). “You can’t do everything”: Limitations in helping a suicidal person. https://www.speakingofsuicide.com/2013/06/21/you-cant-do-everything/

Other Internet publications

Freedenthal, S. (2017). Understanding the person with chronic suicidal thoughts. http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/understanding-person-with-suicidal-thoughts/

Freedenthal, S. (2013). How to turn self-hatred into self-compassion. http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-turn-self-hatred-into-self-compassion-1112135

Freedenthal, S. (2013). Should we abolish the diagnosis of borderline personality? http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/should-we-abolish-the-diagnosis-of-borderline-personality-1015134

Freedenthal, S. (2010). Treating mental illness. http://saynotostigma.com/2012/08/guest-commentary-on-virginia-tech-shooter-applies-to-accused-colorado-theater-gunman/

Journal article commentary

Beals, J., Belcourt-Dittloff, A., Freedenthal, S., Kaufman, C., Mitchell, C., Whitesell, N., & et al. (2009). Reflections on a proposed theory of reservation-dwelling American Indian alcohol use: Comment on Spillane and Smith (2007). Psychological Bulletin, 135, 339 – 343.

Letter to Editor

Freedenthal, S. (2003). Primary care physicians and suicide prevention. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1012.

Newsletter

Freedenthal, S. (1998). Campus spotlight: UT-Austin Commencement Speech. NASW-Texas Network, 11.

Research Reports

Freedenthal, S. (2008). Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program: Evaluation of effectiveness. State of Colorado, Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Suicide Prevention.

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Preliminary results of focus groups and pilot testing for the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program evaluation. State of Colorado, Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Suicide Prevention.

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Study design and methodology for the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program evaluation. State of Colorado, Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Suicide Prevention.

Freedenthal, S. (2007). Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program evaluation: Status report. State of Colorado, Department of Public Health and Environment, Office of Suicide Prevention.

Web Sites

Freedenthal, S. Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and techniques for professionals. http://www.helpingthesuicidalperson.com.

Freedenthal, S. Helping the Suicidal Person: A companion site for www.helpingthesuicidalperson.com. https://www.facebook.com/helpingthesuicidalperson

Freedenthal, S. Speaking of Suicide: A companion site for www.speakingofsuicide.com. https://www.facebook.com/speakingofsuicide

Freedenthal, S. Speaking of Suicide: A site for suicidal individuals and their loved ones, mental health professionals, suicide survivors, and the merely curious. http://www.speakingofsuicide.com.

Research Conference Presentations

Gutin, N., & Freedenthal, S. (June 2017). Aeschi 9: Suicide Across the Lifespan: Relational Models of Treatment 2017. “The last taboo: Mental health clinicians and “lived experience” of suicidality.” Vail, CO.

Acosta, M., Osman, A., Gutierrez, P. M., Bagge, C. L., Freedenthal, S., Wong, J. L, & Pirani, S., 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention. “The Multidimensional Revenge Attitudes Inventory: Validation of scores on a new measure of revenge,” Chicago, IL. (May 2016).

Freedenthal, S., Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference. “A riddle inside an enigma: Challenges in assessing suicidal intent, and suggestions for practice,” Denver, CO. (April 2016).

Freedenthal, S., & Nicotera, N., 46th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Memoirs as data: What can we learn from autobiographies about suicidal thoughts and attempts?,” Austin, TX. (April 2013).

Freedenthal, S., & Ackelson, A., 44th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Suicide risk among recently released prisoners: A systematic review,” Portland, OR. (April 2011).

Freedenthal, S., Vaughn, M., Shook, & J., Pease, J., 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research,, “Racial disparities in mental health service use: A study of adjudicated adolescents,” Tampa, FL. (January 2011).

Pease, J., Freedenthal, S., Peterson, J., Sheldon, J. C., & Ackelson, A. L., 43rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Adolescent self harm: A qualitative study of triggers, functions and healthy alternatives,” Orlando, FL. (April 2010).

Freedenthal, S., Peterson, J., Pease, J., Ackelson, A. L., Sheldon, J. C., & Fischer, C., 43rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Do actions speak louder than words? Challenges in assessing adolescent suicidal intent,” Orlando, FL. (April 2010).

Freedenthal, S., 14th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Adolescent help-seeking after a suicide prevention program: Evidence from staff and students,” San Francisco, CA. (January 2010).

Freedenthal, S., Bridging the Divide, Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit, “American Indian suicide prevention,” Regis University, Denver, CO. (May 2009).

Freedenthal, S., & Breslin, L., 42nd Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Adolescent help-seeking and the Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention program,” San Francisco, CA. (April 2009).

Freedenthal, S., & Breslin, L., 13th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “High school teachers’ experiences with suicidal students: A descriptive study,” New Orleans, LA. (January 2009).

Freedenthal, S., Bridging the Divide, Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit, “After a client’s suicide: The road for therapists,” Regis University, Denver, CO. (May 2008).

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R., 41st Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, ““They just go overboard”: Why teens do not tell adults about suicidal peers,” Boston, MA. (April 2008).

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R., 12th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Suicidal behavior in self and others: Differential relationships in American Indian youth,” Washington, D.C. (January 2008).

Freedenthal, S., Beals, J., Manson, S., Novins, D. K., & the AI-SUPERPFP Research Team, Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board Conference, “Suicidality and help-seeking in two American Indian tribes,” Window Rock, AZ. (September 2007).

Freedenthal, S., 40th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Assessing the wish to die: A 30-year review of the Suicide Intent Scale,” New Orleans, LA. (April 2007).

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R., 40th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Suicidality and exposure to suicidal behavior: A study of American Indian youth,” New Orleans, LA. (April 2007).

Walls, N. E., Freedenthal, S., & Potter, C. C, 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Where risk and protective factors operate differently: Homeless sexual minority youth and suicide attempts,” San Francisco, CA. (January 2007).

Freedenthal, S., & Gutierrez, P. M., 39th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Adolescents’ disclosures of suicidality: Who knows?,” Seattle, WA. (April 2006).

Freedenthal, S., Lincoln, K., Ortega, D., Rozario, P., & Springer, D., 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Completing the dissertation (Doctoral student panel),” San Antonio, TX. (January 2006).

Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., Dore, P., & Ostmann, E., 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “What gateway provider characteristics determine services for American Indian youth,” San Antonio, TX. (January 2006).

Bentley, K., Freedenthal, S., Meares, P. A., Rozario, P., & Walters, K., 10th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Completing the dissertation (Doctoral student panel),” San Antonio, TX. (January 2005).

Freedenthal, S., 9th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Gender differences in suicidal adolescents’ mental health service use:  Analysis of a national survey,” Miami, FL. (January 2005).

Freedenthal, S., 9th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Going it alone:  Suicidal American Indian adolescents’ help needed vs. help received,” Miami, FL. (January 2005).

Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., House, L., & Brown, E., International Congress of the World Psychiatric Association, “The role of the gateway provider in accessing psychiatric services,” Florence, Italy. (November 2004).

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R., 37th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Reasons for not seeking help when suicidal:  A study of American Indian youth,” Miami, FL. (April 2004).

Freedenthal, S., & Feldman, B., 37th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention:  An unmet need?,” Miami, FL. (April 2004).

Harvey, J. D., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M., & Fernquist, R., 37th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, “Career development strategies in suicide research:  Working with a mentor,” Miami, FL. (April 2004).

Feldman, B., & Freedenthal, S., Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, “Social work education in suicide intervention and prevention:  An unmet need?,” Anaheim, CA. (March 2004).

Freedenthal, S., & Stiffman, A. R., 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “Predictors of suicidal behavior in American Indians:  A focus on urban youth,” New Orleans, LA. (January 2004).

Freedenthal, S., & Feldman, B., 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research,, “Working with suicidal clients:  Predictors of social workers’ perceived competence,” New Orleans, LA. (January 2004).

Freedenthal, S., Kenneth Lutterman Award Session for Exemplary Student Papers in Mental Health, 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, “Suicide risk and service use: A focus on American Indian adolescents,” San Francisco, CA. (November 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., & Ostmann, E., 36th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “American Indian teen suicide risk and help seeking,” Santa Fe, NM. (April 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., & House, L., 36th Annual Conference of the American Association of Suicidology, “Suicidal behavior in American Indian adolescents,” Santa Fe, NM. (April 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., & Ostmann, E., 16th Annual Research Conference of The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, “Suicide attempts and service use in American Indian adolescents,” Tampa, FL. (March 2003).

Stiffman, A. R., Freedenthal, S., House, L., & Brown, E., “Beyond the Clinic Walls:  Expanding Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Research Outside the Specialty Care System,”, “Research solutions to balance data integrity and the principle of beneficence,” Washington, D.C. (March 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Stiffman, A. R., House, L., & Brown, E., “Beyond the Clinic Walls:  Expanding Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Research Outside the Specialty Care System,” National Institute of Mental Health, “American Indian adolescents’ pathways to services and relative costs,” Washington, D.C. (March 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Polio, D., & Eyrich, K., 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, “A systematic exploration of suicidality in a homeless population,” Washington, DC. (January 2003).

Freedenthal, S., Kenneth Lutterman Award Session for Exemplary Student Papers in Mental Health, 130th Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association,, “Suicidal behavior in American Indian adolescents:  A comparison of reservation and urban youth in a southwestern state,” Philadelphia, PA. (November 2002).

Media Interviews/Coverage

Smaldino, C. (2017, June 1). “Helping the suicidal person: A conversation with Stacey Freedenthal.” Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/helping-the-suicidal-person-a-conversation-with-stacey_us_5930de6ee4b062a6ac0ace88

Dastagir, A. E. (2017, May 2). “The cutting storyline in ’13 Reasons Why’ is scary but true.” USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/02/s-what-you-do-instead-killing-yourself-cutting-storyline-13-reasons-why-scary-but-true/101133162/

Doyle, K. (2015, May 20). “Suicide rates rising among young Black children.” U.S. Reuters Health. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/us-pediatrics-suicide-race-idUSKBN0O425520150520

Pace, P. (2014). “Speaking of suicide: Q & A with Stacey Freedenthal.” NASW News, 59.

Maze, R. (2014). “Just breathe: The powerful simplicity of meditation.” Colorado Health and Wellness. http://www.healthwellnesscolorado.com/just-breathe-the-powerful-simplicity-of-meditation/

Rohn, B. (2012, Oct. 12). “Raising awareness of suicide on college campuses crucial.” http://dailycollegelife.com/archives/2604

Channel 7 News. (2007, Oct. 19). Live interview regarding study findings on inhalant use and suicidality in incarcerated youth. Denver, CO.

Hendry, J. (2007, Oct. 16). “Huffing” tied to teen suicidal tendencies. Reuters Health / Medline Plus.

Washington, A.M. (2007, Sept. 7). Mental health proposal draws fire: Records could be made available to public agencies. The Rocky Mountain News. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-168420929.html

Rappold, R.S. (2006, Dec. 3). Stressed by the holidays? Meditation might help. The Gazette (Colorado Springs). http://gazette.com/stressed-by-the-holidays-meditation-might-help/article/11082

KKOA Radio. (2005, Sept. 9). Live interview regarding psychological trauma following Hurricane Katrina. Denver, CO.

Bender, E. (2003). “Study identifies suicide risk factors in Native American youth.” Psychiatric News, 38, 11.

Other Interviews

@Sfreedenthal chats with #SPSM. (2017). https://youtu.be/kY0xXO81pr8

Speaking of suicide (featuring Dr. Stacey Freedenthal). CXMH Podcast. (2017). https://cxmhpodcast.com/show-notes/2017/11/24-speaking-of-suicide-feat-dr-stacey-freedenthal

Author Q & A: Stacey Freedenthal. (2017). https://www.routledge.com/mentalhealth/posts/12489

Talk with ME [Marcia Epstein] Podcast: Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, of Speaking of Suicide. (2017). https://player.fm/series/talk-with-me/stacey-freedenthal-phd-lcsw-of-speaking-of-suicide

Fellowships, Grants, & Contracts

University of Denver Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF), “Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Suicidal Thoughts.” $19,262. 2016 – 2018. (With Nicole Nicotera).

University of Denver Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF), “Assessing Suicidal Intentions of Troubled Youth,” $13,995.00. 2007 – 2009.

State of Colorado, Office of Suicide Prevention, “Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program Evaluation,” $24,882. 2007 – 2008.

State of Colorado, Office of Suicide Prevention, “Preliminary Evaluation of Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program,” $16,558. 2007.

National Institute of Mental Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Doctoral Dissertation Grant (1 F31 MH074242-01), “Youth Suicidality and Mental Health Service Use,” Awarded $25,571. 2005

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Washington University, Olin Fellowship. 2001 – 2005.

National Institute of Mental Health Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (T32), Center for Mental Health Services Research, GWB School of Social Work, Washington University. 2001 – 2004.

Teaching

Courses Taught at University of Denver

SOWK 4784, Suicide Assessment & Intervention. (Multiple sections; 2014 – Present)

SOWK 4003, Clinical Social Work Theory & Practice. (Multiple sections; 2013 – Present)

SOWK 4330, Assessment of Mental Health in Adults. (Multiple sections; 2005 – Present)

SOWK 4730, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. (Multiple sections; 2006 – Present)

SOWK 5991, Suicide and Spirituality. (Independent Study.) Fall Quarter 2013.

SOWK 5401, Quantitative Research Methods. (2012).

SOWK 5930, Statistical Methods. (Multiple sections; 2006 – 2009)

SOWK 5991, Suicide Risk & Incarceration. (Independent Study.) Fall Quarter 2009.

SOWK 6991, Mental Health Interventions. (Independent Study.) Spring Quarter 2009.

SOWK 6991, Data Analysis: Add Health. (Independent Study.) Fall Quarter 2007.

Non-Credit Instruction at the University of Denver

Mini Course, Breaking the Taboo: Asking about Suicidal Ideation. Experience GSSW Day, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2017).

Mini Course, A Social Worker’s Approach to DSM 5. GSSW Admitted Students Weekend, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2014).

Mini Course, Crisis Intervention: Introduction and Overview. GSSW Admitted Students Weekend, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2008).

Continuing Education, Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2007 – 2008).

Continuing Education, Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Essential Skills and Knowledge. Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2006 – 2008).

Brown Bag Series, “Help-seeking when suicidal: The roles of race, stigma, and attitudes,” University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Doctoral Program, Denver, CO. (May 2006).

Graduate School Workshop Series, “Writing your thesis/dissertation proposal,” University of Denver, Denver, CO. (January 2006 – March 2006).

Mini Course, Clinical Practice Skills: Crisis Intervention. GSSW Admitted Students Weekend, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver. (2006).

Courses Taught at Other Institutions, 2003 – 2005

George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Faculty/Teaching Fellow, Death and Dying (MSW; S30 9150; 1 semester).

George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Faculty/Teaching Fellow, Foundations of Social Work Practice I:  Individuals, Families, & Groups (MSW; S15 5038; 2 semesters).

George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Field Liaison. (2 semesters).

George Warren Brown School of Social Work Washington University in St. Louis, Adjunct Faculty/Teaching Fellow, Statistics (MSW; S80 5000; 2 semesters).

Administrative Assignments, University of Denver

Chair, Mental Health Concentration, Graduate School of Social Work, 2013 – Present.

Chair, Adult Track, Graduate School of Social Work, September 1, 2008 – 2013.

Interim Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Social Work, September 1, 2011 – June 1, 2012.

Training and Presentations Conducted for Agencies & Organizations

Suicide Prevention

Freedenthal, S. “Helping the suicidal person.” Second Wind Fund, Inc, Denver, CO. (October 2017).

Freedenthal, S. “Chronic suicidality: Challenges and approaches.” A Professional Development Section for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, Denver, CO. (August 2017)

Freedenthal, S. “Assessing and treating people with chronic suicidality.” Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO. (June 2017).

Freedenthal, S. “Differences in acute vs. chronic suicidal ideation.” Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado Education Session, Denver, CO. (March 2017).

Freedenthal, S. “Managing suicide crisis in practice.” A panel discussion for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, Denver, CO. (January 2016).

Freedenthal, S. “Assessing suicide risk and managing safety,” A 2-hour workshop for the National Institute for Change, Denver, CO. (September 2015).

Freedenthal, S. “Working with suicidal clients: Tips and techniques,” A 4-hour workshop for National Association of Social Workers – Colorado, Denver, CO. (March 2015).

Freedenthal, S. “Clinical and ethical issues when working with suicidal clients.” Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work, Denver, CO. (February, 2015).

Freedenthal, S. “Challenges of working with children and teens at risk for suicide.” Sungate Kids, Denver, CO. (November 2014).

Freedenthal, S. “Beyond the basics: Suicide risk assessment and intervention techniques.” An 8-hour workshop for Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, Denver, CO. (January 2014).

Freedenthal, S. “Trends in youth suicide,” Denver, CO. (May 2013). Second Wind Metro Denver Annual Therapist Training.

Freedenthal, S. “Darkness invisible: Uncovering and responding to suicidal intent in adolescents,” Denver, CO. (June 2011). Second Wind Metro Denver Annual Therapist Training.

Freedenthal, S., Grand Rounds, University of Colorado Denver Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, “A riddle wrapped in a mystery: Challenges in assessing suicidal intent,” Denver, CO. (February 2011).

Freedenthal, S., “Darkness invisible: Challenges in assessing intent to die in suicidal clients,” Denver, CO. (May 2009). Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work – Salon Series.

Freedenthal, S. “Trends in youth suicide,” Denver, CO. (February 2009). Second Wind Metro Denver Annual Therapist Training.

Freedenthal, S. “Current issues in youth suicide.” Second Wind Fund Annual Provider Education & Peer Discussion Day, Denver, CO. (February 2008).

Freedenthal, S. “Adolescent suicide prevention and intervention [Webinar].” National Association of Social Workers, Specialty Practice Section, Washington, DC. (December 2008).

Freedenthal, S., “Youth and self injury,” East High School, Denver, CO. (October 2008).

Peterson, J., Freedenthal, S., Anderson, R., & Sheldon, C., “Understanding and treating self-injurious behavior in adolescents,” Denver Health and Hospitals, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Denver, CO. (January 2007).

Freedenthal, S. “Depression and suicide.” Mental Health Association of Colorado Speakers Bureau Volunteer, Denver, CO. (December 2006).

Freedenthal, S. “The help not taken: Why do suicidal youth avoid mental health services?,” Denver Health and Hospitals, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Weekly Seminar Series, Denver, CO. (November 2006).

Freedenthal, S. “Race, culture, and attitudes: Reasons why suicidal youth ‘go it alone,’” Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado Meeting, Denver, CO. (November 2006).

Freedenthal, S. “Too sad, too soon: Depression in children and adolescents.” Mental Health Association of Colorado Speakers Bureau Volunteer, Denver, CO. (June 2006).

DSM-5

Freedenthal, S., “Using the new DSM-5 in practice,” MHCD, Denver, CO. (Multiple dates: 2015).

Freedenthal, S., “Using the new DSM-5 in practice: Challenges and Changes,” National Association of Social Workers – Colorado, Denver, CO. (Multiple dates: 2013 – 2015).

Freedenthal, S. “DSM 5: New content, new controversies.” A workshop for the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work.  (February 2014, and November 2013).

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Freedenthal, S. “Cognitive behavioral therapy.” A 4-hour workshop for MHCD, Denver, CO. (Multiple dates: 2009 – 2013).

Freedenthal, S. “CBT approaches with children, youth, and families.” A 3-hour workshop for Jefferson Center Mental Health, Lakewood, CO. (May 2012).

Freedenthal, S. “Cognitive behavioral therapy: Depression and anxiety.” A 3-hour workshop for Jefferson Center Mental Health, Lakewood, CO. (March 2012).

Freedenthal, S. “Cognitive behavioral therapy: A general overview.” Jefferson Center Mental Health. (December 2011).

Freedenthal, S. “Cognitive behavioral therapy.” Savio House, Denver, CO. (June 2007).

Service

Service to the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Committee Chair, Mental Health Concentration, MSW Curriculum. (2013 – Present).

Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee. (2014 – 2017).

Committee Member, MSW Committee, Graduate School of Social Work. (2013 – Present).

Committee Member, Search Committee, Associate Dean for Research. (2013 – 2014).

Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee (Co-chair, 2011 – 2012). (2010 – 2013).

Liaison to Adjunct Faculty, Cognitive Approaches to Social Work Practice. (2007 – Present).

Liaison to Adjunct Faculty, Assessment of Mental Health and Substance Use in Adults. (2006 – Present).

Committee Member, Clinical Theory and Practice Sequence Committee. (2005 – 2013).

Committee Chair, Adult/Late Life Track Committee, MSW Curriculum. (2009 – 2013).

Committee Member, Faculty Governance Document Committee. (2011 – 2012).

Committee Chair, Research Committee. (2011 – 2012).

Committee Member, Curriculum Task Force. (2010 – 2012).

Committee Chair, Adult/Late Life Track Committee, MSW Curriculum. (2009 – 2012).

Committee Member, Ph.D. Committee. (2006 – 2011).

Committee Member, Clinical Chair Committee, Development. (2009).

Committee Chair, Annual Giving Campaign. (2008 – 2009).

Committee Member, Multicultural Infusion Committee. (2008 – 2009).

Committee Member, Dean’s Workload Guidelines/Policy Task Force. (2007 – 2009).

Committee Member, Adult/Late Life Track Committee, MSW Curriculum. (2006 – 2009).

Committee Member, Research Committee. (2005 – 2009).

Committee Member, Ad Hoc Student Appeals Committee. (2008).

Committee Member, Dean’s Interviewing Team, Director of Development. (2008).

Committee Member, Dean’s Retreat Planning Committee. (2008).

Committee Member, Dean Search Committee. (2006 – 2007).

Committee Member, Awards Committee. (2005 – 2006).

Committee Member, High-Risk Youth Track Committee. (2005 – 2006).

Field Liaison. (2005 – 2006).

Committee Member, Professional Development Committee. (2005 – 2006).

Service to the University of Denver

Committee Member, DU Mental Health Task Force. (2016 – Present).

Chair, Policies & Procedures Subcommittee, DU Mental Health Task Force & Advisory Board. (2017 – Present).

Subcommittee Member, Policies & Procedures, DU Mental Health Task Force & Advisory Board. (2016 – 2017).

Faculty Senator. (2009 – 2012).

Committee Member, Mental Health Issues Task Force/Advisory Board, Student Life Division. (2008 – 2011).

Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal, Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF) grant competition, University of Denver Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Professional Schools. (2011).

Committee Member, Institutional Review Board (IRB). (2008 – 2010).

Co-Chair, Provost’s Conference Planning Committee, “Mind Matters: Mental Health on Campus.” (2008 – 2009).

Presenter, Diversity Summit. (2008).

Grant Proposal Reviewer, Internal, Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF) grant competition, University of Denver Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Professional Schools. (2008).

Presenter, Graduate School Workshop Series. (2006).

Service to the Profession

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Association of Suicidology, Clinical Division. (2017).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. (2017).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Archives of Suicide Research. (2017).

Reviewer, Doctoral dissertation proposal award, Society for Social Work and Research. (2016).

Editorial Review Board Member, Archives of Suicide Research. (2012 – 2014).

Reviewer, Doctoral dissertation proposal award, Society for Social Work and Research. (2012 – 2014).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. (2011 – Present).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Association of Suicidology, Clinical Division. (2007 – 2012).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, American Association of Suicidology, Research Division. (2007 – 2012).

Reviewer, Conference Paper, Society for Social Work and Research. (2006 – 2017).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Affective Disorders. (2011).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Research. (2009).

Committee Member, Advisory Committee, Men and Depression Marketing Campaign, State of Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Department of Public Health and Environment. (2008 – 2009).

Committee Member, Awards Committee, Society for Social Work and Research. (2006 – 2009).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Health. (2006 – 2009).

Volunteer, Public Speakers Bureau, Mental Health America Colorado, Denver, CO. (2006 – 2009).

Consulting Editor, Social Work Research. (2006 – 2009).

Committee Member, Advisory Committee, Transporting Evidence to Social Work Practice (Adolescent Female Suicide Prevention), National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC. (2008).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Research on Social Work Practice. (2008).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. (2006 – 2008).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Archives of General Psychiatry. (2007).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Public Child Welfare. (2007).

Committee Member, Virtual Collaboratory for Suicide Studies (VCSS) Expert Advisory Board,       University of Rochester, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide. (2006 – 2007).

Committee Member, Special Interest Group: Suicide Research, Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference. (2005 – 2007).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. (2006).

Committee Member, Board of Directors, Society for Social Work and Research. (2004 – 2006).

Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, The Lancet. (2005).

Committee Member, Conference Task Force, American Association of Suicidology. (2002 – 2004).

Public Service

Member, Board of Directors. Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado. (2017 – Present).

Consultant, Second Wind Suicide Prevention Fund. (2012 – Present).

Advisory Board Member, Second Wind Suicide Prevention Fund. (2007 – 2012).

Speakers Bureau, Mental Health America Colorado, Denver, CO. (2006 – 2009).

Member, Advisory Council to the State of Colorado Suicide Prevention Plan, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado. (2007 – 2008).

Suicide Hotline Counselor, Life Crisis, Saint Louis, MO. (2002).

Children’s Activity Leader, Center for Battered Women, Austin, TX. (1995 – 1996).

Suicide Hotline Counselor, Contact 214, Dallas, TX. (1994 – 1995).

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