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Erin Faye Ward-Ciesielski
PSYCH 448
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Psychology

Selected research topics of contemporary interest. Quarterly listings of specific offerings are available at departmental advising office.

Class description

This course is meant to be an introduction to a wide variety of issues and topics related to suicide and suicidal behavior. The course will involve two weekly class periods where material will be presented in lecture, discussion, and activity formats. Topics will include those related to the prevalence and risk/protective factors for suicidal behaviors, evidence-based strategies for assessing suicidal behavior and risk of suicide, evidence-based prevention and intervention for suicidal individuals, issues related to the ethics of suicide and surviving family following a completed suicide, and the ways in which suicide is represented (and misrepresented) in popular media.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Erin Faye Ward-Ciesielski
Date: 03/26/2013