Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS,) presented a five-hour pre-conference institute at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference in Portland, Oregon. His presentation was entitled, “Relational Suicide Assessment: Risk, Resources, Safety, Approach to Suicide Assessment.” The institute presented ideas about an approach to assessment developed by Flemons and Len Gralnik, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at FIU, in their recent book, Relational Suicide Assessment, published by W. W. Norton.
Along with his faculty work, Flemons is the Co-Director of the NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention. In addition to his recent book, he is the author of books on writing (Writing Between the Lines,) hypnosis and therapy (Of One Mind) and psychotherapy and Eastern philosophy (Completing Distinctions). Flemons is co-editor, with his wife and colleague, Shelley Green, Ph.D., of a book on brief sex therapy (Quickies.)