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Amy Brausch, Ph.D.


Dr. Amy M. Brausch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Kentucky University and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Kentucky.  She 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.  Dr. Brausch’s clinical experiences have included community mental health, public schools, university counseling centers, residential eating disorders treatment, and private practice.  For a few years, she maintained a small private practice in Bowling Green, KY for therapy and psychological testing.  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 also currently provides training to clinicians across the United States and internationally in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality treatment framework as a Senior Consultant with CAMS-Care.  Dr. Brausch is currently involved with two NIMH grant-funded research projects, one that tracks the development of self-injury and suicide behaviors in adolescents, and one that studies the progression of self-injury to suicide behaviors in young adults.

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