In this workshop, Dr. King provides information on tools that can be used for suicide assessment for youth and describes how to use the tools in clinical practice. She details the individual, familial, and school-related risk factors for suicide attempts and/or suicide in youth. Dr. King also describes how to integrate and prioritize information from the assessment procedure. She highlights clinically useful assessment tools such as the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire-JR, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Case examples are used to demonstrate the skills needed to devise a solid formulation.
About the Presenter:
Cheryl King, PhD, is Director of the Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan.