Deborah A. King, Ph.D.

Deborah A. King, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3612
Fax: (585) 273-1117

Professional Bio

Dr. Deborah King is Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of Psychology and Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry. She also serves as Director of Fellowship and Graduate Training at the VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention in Canandaigua, New York. As a career educator, she has worked actively to promote inter-professional training for clinicians, training faculty and researchers in university, community and VA settings. Her scholarship focuses on late-life depression and suicide, including family interventions for older adults with mental health challenges or life-threatening medical illnesses.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Psychologist of the Year, Genesee Valley Psychological Association 2014
Rita P. Underberg Award for Excellencein Teaching in the Psychology Training Program 2008
Clinical Mentorship Award, Society of Clinical Geropsychology, American Psychological Association 2007 - 2007
Mary Lou Meyers, MD Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester 2006 - 2006
Fellow, Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), American Psychological Association 2005 - Present
1984-85 NIMH Fellow in Geropsychology and Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 1984 - 1985
NIMH Fellowship Awards in Psychology and Geropsychology 1982 - 1985
Honors Research Grant, Department of Women's Studies, Indiana University 1980 - 1980
Phi Beta Kappa 1977
Graduation Honors in Psychology, Indiana University 1977
NIMH U.S. Public Health Traineeship in Psychology, Indiana University 1977 - 1978

Recent Journal Articles

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Heisel, M.J., Talbot, N.L., King, D.A. & Tu, X.M. "Adapting interpersonal psychotherapy for older adults at risk for suicide. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23." 2015; : 87-98.
Kasi-Godley, J.E., King, D.A. & Quill, T.E. "Opportunities for psychologists in palliative care: Working with patients and families across the disease continuum. American Psychologist,". 2014; : 364-376.
King, D.A., *O'Riley, A.A., Thompson, C., Conwell, Y., He, H. & Kemp, J. "Age-related concerns of mail veteran callers to a suicide crisis line. Archives of Suicide Research, 18." 2014; : 445-452.
White, A.M., Castle, K., Sorensen, S., Briody, S., Min, D., Dailey, H., King, D.A., Fogarty, C., Duberstein, P. "You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center. International Public Health Journal,". 2013; : 267-277.
Lane, G., Podgorski, C., Norohna, D. & King, D. "The hidden caregiver: Kinship caregivers and lessons learned from dementia family caregiving". Clinical Geropsychologist. 2012; 35: 195-203.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric/Psychiatry (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Clinical Psychology | Indiana University1983
BA | Psychology | Indiana University1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Geropsychology and Neuropsychology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1984 - 06/30/1985
Fellowship in Adult Clinical Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1982 - 06/30/1984
Internship in Clinical Psychology at University of Rochester Medical Center09/01/1981 - 06/30/1982