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APA President-elect, Dr. Nadine Kaslow, on helping suicidal youth and their families.

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Suicidal Youth and their Families: Overcoming Barriers to Receiving Help

Featuring Nadine Kaslow, PhD, 2014 President-Elect, American Psychological Association Presented by the American Psychological Association

discussion guideProfoundly impacted while in high school by the loss of a close friend of her mother’s who took her life, Dr. Nadine Kaslow has devoted much of her career to providing culturally competent therapy for individuals who are suicidal and for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. She addresses the barriers to receiving care for suicidal youth and their families and the difficulties families face in seeking care. Dr. Kaslow provides information about overcoming barriers to receiving care for suicidal youth and their families. She tackles the reasons families might not seek care as well as the difficulties experienced in trying to get care for suicidal youth and for families who survive the suicide of a child.


Nadine Kaslow, PhD, is the 2014 President-Elect, American Psychological Association; Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University; and Chief Psychologist, Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaslow is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, Couple and Family Psychology, and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. She joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1990 and has worked at Grady Memorial Hospital since that time.

Dr. Kaslow has chosen to work at Grady because of her commitment to helping underserved and underprivileged populations receive culturally competent, evidence-based, biopsychosocially-oriented mental health services. Dr. Kaslow is a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Board of Trustees, the editor of the Journal of Family Psychology, and president of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Family Process Institute, and the Wynne Center for Family Research.

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