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Amy Brausch

Associate Professor, Academic staff


Prof. Brausch earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University and has worked with issues of suicide and self-injury in adolescents and adults in both her clinical work and research program. Her clinical experiences have included community mental health, public schools, university counseling centers, residential eating disorders treatment, and private practice.  She has published numerous articles and book chapters related to suicide and self-injury risk factors in adolescents and young adults, as well as the overlap between self-harm and issues of body image and disordered eating.  She has provided trainings for high school personnel on self-injury and suicide risk identification and prevention, as well as to staff members at university counseling centers. She is also a Senior Consultant with CAMS-Care and provides training to clinicians across the United States in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) treatment framework. Prof. Brausch is currently involved with research projects that involve utilizing CAMS with adolescents, tracking the development of self-injury and suicide behaviors in adolescents, and studying the progression of self-injury to suicide behaviors in young adults.


Department of Psychological Sciences, Western Kentucky University (KY, USA)