Julie Cerel

Julie CerelJulie Cerel
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Associate Professor, College of Social Work, University of Kentucky

Julie Cerel, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. She received her PhD from the Ohio State University and completed post-doctoral work at West Virginia University and University of Rochester. Her research has focused on suicide bereavement and suicide prevention. She is the author of over 25 academic publications and co-author of Seeking Hope: Stories of the Suicide Bereaved. She is currently the Principle Investigator (PI) of the Military Suicide Bereavement study funded by the Military Suicide Research Consortium from the U.S. Department of Defense. She also serves as Board Chair and Research Division Chair for the American Association of Suicidology (www.suicidology.org).



Linn-Gust, M. & Cerel, J. (2011) Seeking Hope: Stories of the Suicide Bereaved, Chellheadworks. ISBN: 978-0-9723318-4-5

Relevant recent journal articles

  1. Frey, L. M.  & Cerel, J. (in press 2013). Risk for Suicide and the Role of Family: A Narrative Review. Journal of Family Issues
  2. Cerel, J., Bolin, M. C. & Moore, M. (in press 2013). Suicide exposure, awareness and attitudes in college students. Advances in Mental Health
  3. Cerel, J, Maple, M., Aldrich, R., Van de Venne, J. (2013) Exposure to suicide and identification as survivor: Results from a random-digit dial survey. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
  4. Moore, M., Maple, M. Mitchell, A., & Cerel, J. (2013). Challenges and Opportunities for Suicide Bereavement Research: The Experience of Ethical Board Review. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. DOI:10.1027/0227-5910/a000191
  5. Aldrich, R. S., Harrington, N. G. & Cerel, J. (in press, 2013) Scale development for measuring the willingness to intervene: Peer suicide intervention. Death Studies.
  6. Cerel, J., Padgett, J., Robbins, T., & Kaminer, B. (2012) Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in Kentucky: A state’s example. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work. 9(3): 283-292
  7. Ely, G. E., Nugent, W.R., Cerel, J. & Vimba, M. (2011). The relationship between suicidal thinking and dating violence in a sample of young abortion patients. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 32(5), 246-253. PMID: 21940248
  8. Schurtz, D.R., Cerel, J. & Rodgers, P. (2010). Myths and facts about suicide from individuals involved in suicide prevention. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 40(4). 346-352. PMID: 20822361
  9. Aldrich,, R. S. & Cerel, J. (2009).  The development of effective messages for suicide intervention: Theory of Planned Behavior. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 30(4). 174-179. PMID: 19933062
  10. Cerel, J., Padgett, J., & Reed, J. (2009). Support groups for suicide survivors: Results of a survey of group leaders. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 39(6). 588-598. PMID: 20121322
  11. Cerel, J., Padgett, J, Conwell, Y., & Reed, G. (2009). A Call for research: The need to better understand the impact of support groups for suicide survivors. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 39(3), 269-281. PMID: 19606919
  12. Cerel, J. & Campbell, F. (2008) Suicide survivors seeking mental health services: A preliminary examination of the role of an active postvention model. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 38(1), 30-34. PMID: 18355106
  13. Cerel, J., Jordan, J.R., & Duberstein, P.R.  (2008). The impact of suicide on the family. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 29(1), 38-44. PMID: 18389644
  14. Cross, W., Matthieu, M., Cerel, J.  & Knox, K. L. (2007) Proximate outcomes of gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in the workplace. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 36(7), 659-670. PMID: 18275372
  15. Silenzio, V., Pena, J., Duberstein, P., Cerel, J. & Knox, K. (2007) Sexual orientation and risk factors for suicide ideation and attempts among adolescents and young adults. American Journal of Public Health. 97(11), 11-14. PMID: 17901445
  16. Cerel, J., Currier, G. & Conwell, Y. (2006) Consumer and family experiences in the emergency department following a suicide attempt. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 12 (6). PMID: 17122695
  17. Cerel, J., Fristad, M.A., Verducci, J, Weller, R.A., & Weller, E.B. (2006). Childhood bereavement from parental death: Psychopathology in the two years post-parental death. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 45(6) 681-690. PMID: 16721318
  18. Cerel, J., Roberts, T.A, & Nilsen, W.J. (2005). Peer suicidal behavior and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193(4), 237-243. PMID: 15805819
  19. Cerel, J. & Roberts, T.A. (2005). Suicidal behavior in the family and adolescent risk behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(4), 352.e9 –352.e16. PMID: 15780792