In this application for a Mid-Career investigator award, David Goldston, Ph.D., requests support for mentoring of junior faculty, career development and continued research in the area of adolescent suicidal behaviors. A specific mentoring plan is described in which junior faculty will be integrally involved with the candidate's program of research, develop their own independent research projects, and benefit from the proposed consultation during the K-24 period (especially in the areas of treatment development and clinical trials, and interventions with rural and/or minority populations. In the career development plan, consultation and learning experiences are proposed in three areas related to the overall goal of developing translational interventions for suicidal youths: (1) treatment development and clinical trials, (2) relapse prevention and interventions, and (3) treatment with substance abusing and dually diagnosed adolescents. In the research plan, five on-going and planned studies are described including a pilot study of the relapse prevention intervention for suicidal dually diagnosed adolescents.

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
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Doyle, Otima; Clark, Trenette T; Cryer-Coupet, Qiana et al. (2015) Unheard Voices: African American Fathers Speak about their Parenting Practices. Psychol Men Masc 16:274-283
Goldston, David B; Daniel, Stephanie S; Erkanli, Alaattin et al. (2015) Suicide attempts in a longitudinal sample of adolescents followed through adulthood: Evidence of escalation. J Consult Clin Psychol 83:253-64
Pisani, Anthony R; Wyman, Peter A; Petrova, Mariya et al. (2013) Emotion regulation difficulties, youth-adult relationships, and suicide attempts among high school students in underserved communities. J Youth Adolesc 42:807-20
Pisani, Anthony R; Schmeelk-Cone, Karen; Gunzler, Douglas et al. (2012) Associations between suicidal high school students' help-seeking and their attitudes and perceptions of social environment. J Youth Adolesc 41:1312-24
Sapyta, Jeffrey; Goldston, David B; Erkanli, Alaattin et al. (2012) Evaluating the predictive validity of suicidal intent and medical lethality in youth. J Consult Clin Psychol 80:222-31
Heilbron, Nicole; Compton, Jill S; Daniel, Stephanie S et al. (2010) The Problematic Label of Suicide Gesture: Alternatives for Clinical Research and Practice. Prof Psychol Res Pr 41:221-227
Goldston, David B; Walrath, Christine M; McKeon, Richard et al. (2010) The Garrett Lee Smith memorial suicide prevention program. Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:245-56
Goldston, David B; Daniel, Stephanie Sergent; Erkanli, Alaattin et al. (2009) Psychiatric diagnoses as contemporaneous risk factors for suicide attempts among adolescents and young adults: developmental changes. J Consult Clin Psychol 77:281-90
Daniel, Stephanie S; Goldston, David B; Erkanli, Alaattin et al. (2009) Trait anger, anger expression, and suicide attempts among adolescents and young adults: a prospective study. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:661-71
Daniel, Stephanie S; Goldston, David B (2009) Interventions for suicidal youth: a review of the literature and developmental considerations. Suicide Life Threat Behav 39:252-68

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