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Behavioral Emergencies Update
Spring 2001

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Section VII Programming at APA Convention

Graduate Student Spotlight

Debate on End-of-Life Issues:

Dr. Yufit Comments on Dr. Werth Interview

Reply to Dr. Yufit

Dr. Kleespies Comments on Yufit-Werth Exchange

New Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide

Publication Highlights

Special Offer for Section VII Members



Publication Highlights


This section highlights recent or upcoming publications that may be of particular interest to our readers. To submit an item for the next newsletter, please contact Julie Boergers, Ph.D., at

Cluss, P.A., Gaynor, S., Paris, P., Swayze, D. (2001). Addressing behavioral issues in the emergency department: Survey of ED residents. Academic Emergency Medicine, 8, 473.

Donaldson, D., Spirito, A., & Farnett, E. (2000). The role of perfectionism and depressive cognitions in understanding the hopelessness experienced by adolescent suicide attempters. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 31, 99-111.

Kleespies, P.M. (in preparation). Life and death decisions: Choices at the end of life. APA Press.

McNiel, D.E., Lam, J.N., & Binder, R.L. (2000). Relevance of interrater agreement to violence risk assessment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 1111-1115.

Miller, A.L. & Rathus, J.H. (2000). Dialectical behavior therapy: Adaptations and new applications. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 7, 420-425.

Miller, A.L., Rathus, J.R., & Linehan, M.M. (in preparation). Dialectical behavior therapy for suicidal adolescents. Guilford Press.

Miller, A.L., Wyman, S.E., Glassman, S.L., Huppert, J.D., & Rathus, J.H. (2000). Analysis of behavioral skills utilized by adolescents receiving Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 183-187.

Nock, M.N., & Spiegelman, J.S. (January/February, 2001). Behavioral emergencies and crises: The role of graduate students. The Los Angeles Psychologist.

Prinstein, M.J., Boergers, J., Spirito, A., Little, T.D., & Grapentine, W.L. (2000). Peer functioning, family dysfunction, and psychological symptoms in a risk factor model for adolescent inpatients' suicidal ideation severity. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 392-405.

Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A.L. (2000). DBT for adolescents: Dialectical dilemmas and secondary treatment targets. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 7, 425-434.

Richards, K., & Range, L.M. (2001). Is training in psychology associated with increased responsiveness to suicidality? Death Studies, 25, 265-279.

Spiegelman, J.S. (January/February, 2001). Losing a client to suicide: The experience of a new clinician. The Los Angeles Psychologist.

Velting, D.M., Rathus, J.H., & Miller, A.L. (2000). MACI personality scale profiles of depressed adolescent suicide attempters: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56 (10), 1381-1385.

Westefeld, J.S., Range, L.M., Rogers, J.R., Maples, M.R., Bromley, J., & Alcorn, J. (2000). Suicide: An overview. Counseling Psychologist, 28, 445-510. [special issue]

Westefeld, J.S., Werth, J.L., Range, L.M., Rogers, J.R., Maples, M.R., & Holdwick, D.J. (2000). Contemporary issues in suicidology: A reply to Hoffman, Neimeyer, & Silverman. Counseling Psychologist, 28, 573-578.

Yufit, R.I. (Ed.) (in preparation). Handbook of suicide prevention and treatment. Wiley Press.