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Kimberly A. Van Orden, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-5176

Fax: (585) 276-2065

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Biography

Research

My program of research focuses on the prevention of late life suicide. I am interested in the role of social connectedness as a mechanism for preventing suicide in later life. I have contributed to the formulation, refinement, and evaluation of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, including the development of a self-report measure--the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire--to assess two of the theory's constructs, thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness. My current focus is on using the Interpersonal Theory to inform the investigation of psychological mechanisms of action for suicide prevention interventions for older adults. I am interested in interventions such as peer companionship, psychotherapy, technology, and volunteering as means to promote social connectedness in later life.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1998-2002
A.B. | Columbia University
Psychology

2003-2005
M.S | Florida State University
Clinical Psychology

2005-2009
Doctoral | Florida State University
Clinical Psychology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Internship in at Montefiore Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Awards

2008 - 2009
P.E.O Scholar Award

2008
Melissa Institute Belfer-Aptman Dissertation Research Award

2008
American Association of Suicidology Student Research Award

2008
Florida State University Dissertation Research Grant

2002
Phi Beta Kappa

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/2/2016
Van Orden KA, Smith PN, Chen T, Conwell Y. "A Case Controlled Examination of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in the Second Half of Life." Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research.. 2016 Jul 2; 20(3):323-35. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

2016
Parkhurst KA, Conwell Y, Van Orden KA. "The interpersonal needs questionnaire with a shortened response scale for oral administration with older adults." Aging & mental health.. 2016 20(3):277-83. Epub 2015 Jan 30.

2016
Van Orden KA, Conwell Y. "Issues in research on aging and suicide." Aging & mental health.. 2016 20(2):240-51. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

Books & Chapters

2009
Book Title: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide: Guidance for Working with Suicidal Clients
Author List: Thomas E. Joiner, Kimberly A. Van Orden, Tracy K. Witte, M. David Rudd
Published By: American Psychological Association2009

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