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Hot Topics in Psychology: Updates on Suicide-Prevention Research, Sept. 16

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) will open the 2010–2011 Hot Topics in Psychology lecture series with “What’s New in Suicide-Prevention Research?” a presentation by Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D., associate professor for CPS. The event will take place on Sept. 16 from 12 – 1 p.m., in the Carl DeSantis Building, room 1047.

Cash’s lecture will discuss recent research findings, which involved collaboration between the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) and NSU’s Suicide Prevention Among Adolescents: Research and Evaluation group. Group facilitators were doctoral students in clinical psychology trained either by FISP to implement problem-solving groups or by an experienced reading teacher to implement reading control groups.

The experimental condition utilized the Solutions Unlimited Now (SUN) 10-step model of problem solving, published by Judith Tellerman in 2001. Experimental group facilitators were trained by FISP in accordance with the SUN program curriculum, which focuses on educating adolescents about the problem-solving process in order to reduce their engagement in risky behavior. Participants were taught to tackle problems in steps. Metropolitan Teaching and Learning Workbooks were utilized as the reading curriculum in the control condition.

Hot Topics in Psychology is an annual, free brown-bag lecture series that enables students to gain a first-hand perspective of research in specific areas of psychology and also serves to open up potential scholarship collaboration among students and NSU faculty members. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunches to the talks, providing their own “food for thought.” Pizza also will be served.

For more information, please contact Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., at (954) 262-8192 or Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D.