Educational Psychologists Training Problems in the Field of Prevention of Suicidal Behavior of Adolescents and Youth

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Abstract

The article presents the results of a study of the training problems of educational psychologists aimed to prevent suicidal behavior of adolescents and youths. The data were obtained on the basis of a survey of psychologists and experts. The areas of activity with the greatest difficulties are: first of all, crisis counseling for adolescentsnts and yourth at risk, seocndly, the delivery of emergency psychological assistance to subjects of the educational environment in a risk of suicide. It is demonstrated that psychologists are interested in systemic professional support; the presence of well-developed algorithms of interagency interaction; standards governing the content of activities; increasing the responsibility level (including legal) of parents to follow the recommendations of the educational psychologist. Based on the data received, the requirements for the organization and content of continuing education programs for educational psychologists on the prevention of suicidal behavior of adolescents and youth are formulated.

General Information

Keywords: prevention, suicidal behavior, auto-aggressive behavior, adolescents, youth, minors, students, self-destructive behavior, self-damaging behavior, supplementary vocational training, advanced training, educational psychologist.

Journal rubric: Problems of Training of Specialists in Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2019090302

For citation: Vikhristyuk O.V., Gayazova L.A., Bannikov G.S. Educational Psychologists Training Problems in the Field of Prevention of Suicidal Behavior of Adolescents and Youth [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2019. Vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 18–34. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2019090302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Olesya V. Vikhristyuk, PhD in Psychology, Director of Center for Emergent Psychological Aid, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5982-1098, e-mail: vihristukov@mgppu.ru

Larisa A. Gayazova, PhD in Psychology, Deputy Head of the Federal Coordination Center for the Provision of Psychological Services in the Education System of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0542-6687, e-mail: gayazovala@mgppu.ru

Gennady S. Bannikov, PhD in Medicine, Senior Researcher, Department of Suicidology, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry (Branch), V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Senior Researcher, Department of Scientific and Methodological Support, Federal Coordination Center for the Provision of Psychological Services in the Education System of the Russian Federation, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4929-2908, e-mail: bannikov68@mail.ru

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