Research Award Honorees at the 2014 Lifesavers Dinner

05/22/2014

                   

AFSP Research Awards will be presented to Gary M. Diamond Ph.D. (Left) and Guy S. Diamond Ph.D. (No Relation).

Dr. Guy Diamond is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Associate Professor at Drexel University in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  At Drexel, he is the Director of the Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) and the Director of the Ph.D. program in Couple and Family Therapy. Dr. Gary M. Diamond is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Dr. Guy Diamond and Dr. Gary Diamond’s work contributed to the field of suicide prevention by studying a clinical treatment, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, in people with suicide risk.  This research led to positive results for adolescents with a history of suicide attempt.

They took it a step further, studying the treatment in LGBT adolescents at high risk for suicide and their families.  Therefore the contribution has been focused and has clinical importance.  Their work highlights a number of critical areas of interest at AFSP- suicide attempters who are therefore at higher risk for completed suicide, adolescents, and LGBT populations.