Measuring Graduate Students Clinical Judgment of Suicidal Behaviors in Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain awareness of the value of crisis response training in recognizing suicidal behaviors.
  2. review a study which has measured the reliability of the Student Suicide Risk Screening Tool as a tool for mental health service providers in determining students’ levels of risk.
  3. gain awareness of a reliable student suicide risk screener.
  4. develop greater knowledge for assisting graduate students in recognizing suicidal behaviors.


As suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents, there is need for continued research regarding recognizing students’ suicidal risk in schools. The purpose of the current study was to determine if the suicide risk screener, adapted from previous research, is a reliable tool for mental health service providers to use in determining students’ level of suicidal risk. The study explored the relationship between graduate students’ clinical judgment and objective ratings from the screening measure.



Laurie B. O&#39Daniel, Mississippi State University
Tawny McCleon, Mississippi State University
T.J. S. Bobak, Mississippi State University
Orlandria D. Beamon, Mississippi State University


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