Educational Psychologists Training Problems in the Field of Prevention of Suicidal Behavior of Adolescents and Youth 309
PhD in Psychology, director of the Urgent Psychological Aid Center, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Psychology, Junior Research Associate, Research Laboratory «Psychological Culture and Safety in Education», Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
PhD in Medicine, senior researcher, Center for Urgent Psychological Help, head of laboratory Scientific-methodical support of urgent psychological help, Moscow State Research Institute of Psychiatry, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
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.
Keywords: prevention, suicidal behavior, auto-aggressive behavior, adolescents, youth, minors, students, self-destructive behavior, self-damaging behavior, supplementary vocational training, advanced training, educational psychologist.
Column: Problems of Training of Specialists in Legal Psychology
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