Confronting the Darkness

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Assessment and Risk Considerations

Dr. Victoria E. Kress, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC is a professor, counseling clinic director, and the director of the clinical mental health, and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University. She has over 20 years of clinical and supervisory experience working in various settings such as community mental health centers, hospitals, residential treatment facilities, private practices, and college counseling centers. Dr. Kress has published over 75 refereed articles, numerous book chapters, and has co-authored a book on diagnosing and treating mental disorders.

Distinguishing Between Depression and Suicidal Ideation
Dr. SeriaShia Chatters, Ph.D., LMHC is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Schools and Communities Program in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at The Penn State University, University Park. Dr. Chatters is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Professional School Counselor. She has taught courses and workshops nationally and internationally in diagnosis, assessment, multicultural counseling, and bullying prevention.

Suicide: Assessment Considerations

Dr. Darcy Haag Granello, Ph.D., LPCC is a Professor of Counselor Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. She is an Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Supervising Credential. She has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed national journals, has made over 100 international, national, and state presentations, and has secured over $750,000 in grants. She is also the co-author of three books. Dr. Haag Granello has received 6 years of funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and implement a comprehensive suicide prevention plan for the OSU campus.

Dr. Paul Granello, PhD, LPCC
is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervising credentials. He is able to draw upon a multitude of therapy approaches to find the method that will fit best with the specific needs of his clients. Dr. Granello has presented at state, national, and international conferences on topics related to counseling, suicide, and wellness. He is also dedicated to the local community and has provided numerous workshops on health and wellness topics for both the Ohio State and Columbus communities.

Suicide: Ethical, Legal, and Risk Management Issues in Suicide

Dr. Theodore P. Remley Jr, Ph.D., JD, LPC, MFT holds the Batten Endowed Chair in Counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is the Graduate Program Director of the master's and doctoral Counseling Graduate Programs. He is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Virginia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and is a member of the bar in Virginia and Florida. He is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana. Dr. Remley has chaired the counselor licensure boards in Virginia and Mississippi, and has served on the board in Washington, D.C., and Louisiana. He has served as a school counselor, college counselor, U. S. Army officer, and has had a private practice in both counseling and law. He is a former Executive Director of the American Counseling Association.

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: A Treatment Overview

Dr. Rachel Hoffman, Ph.D., LPC is an Ohio-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement. Dr. Hoffman is a faculty member in Master’s in Mental Health Counseling Program at Walden University. She has previously worked as a clinical director at a behavioral healthcare organization. Dr. Hoffman has authored over 15 scholarly journal articles and book chapters. She has presented over 70 times at national, state, and local conferences and workshops.

Self-Care for Counselors Working with NSSI and Completed Suicide

Dr. Shannon Karl, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC is an Associate Professor with the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University. She has extensive clinical mental health experience and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor and a Clinically Certified Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Karl has published in the areas of eating disorders, domestic violence, counseling student performance, attachment and school satisfaction, spirituality in counseling as affected by client chronic physical pain, and the DSM-5.