Dr. Klonsky is professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research examines suicide, including the pursuit of parsimonious models of suicide and better understanding of suicide motivations and warning signs. Dr. Klonsky also pursues research interests in emotion, personality, and assessment, many of which overlap with his work on suicide.
Research interests include suicide, emotion, self-injury, impulsivity, borderline personality, clinical assessment, integration of psychological science and practice.
Selected representative publications appear below. A complete list of publications can be found at: http://www.PEBL.org
(*denotes trainee/student author)
Klonsky, E.D., *Saffer, B.Y., & Bryan, C.J. (2018). Ideation-to-action theories of suicide: A conceptual and empirical update. Current Opinion in Psychology, 22, 38-43.
Klonsky, E.D., *May, A.M., & *Saffer, B.Y. (2016). Suicide, suicide attempts, and suicidal ideation. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 12, 307-330.
*May, A.M. & Klonsky, E.D. (2016). "Impulsive" suicide attempts: What do we really mean? Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 7, 293-302.
Klonsky, E.D. & *May, A.M. (2015). The Three-Step Theory (3ST): A new theory of suicide rooted in the "Ideation-to-Action" framework. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 8, 114-129.
Tolin, D.F., McKay, D., Forman, E.M., Klonsky, E.D., & Thombs, B.D. (2015). Empirically supported treatment: Recommendations for a new model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.
Klonsky, E.D. & *May, A.M. (2014). Differentiating suicide attempters from suicide ideators: A critical frontier for suicidology research. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44, 1-5.
*Victor, S.E. & Klonsky, E.D. (2014). Correlates of suicide attempts among self-injurers: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 282-297.
Klonsky, E.D., *May, A.M., & *Glenn, C.R. (2013). The relationship between nonsuicidal self-injury and attempted suicide: Converging evidence from four samples. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 231-237.
*May, A.& Klonsky, E.D. (2013). Assessing motivations for suicide attempts: Development and psychometric properties of the Inventory of Motivations for Suicide Attempts (IMSA). Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 43, 532-546.
*May, A.M., Klonsky, E.D., & Klein, D.N. (2012). Predicting future suicide attempts among depressed suicide ideators: A 10-year longitudinal study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 946-952.
Klonsky, E.D. & *May, A. (2010). Rethinking impulsivity in suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 40, 612-619.
Klonsky, E.D. (2007). The functions of deliberate self-injury: A review of the evidence. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 226-239.
- Killam Faculty Research Fellowship (2017)
- American Association of Suicidology: Edwin S. Shneidman Award (2015)
- Association for Psychological Science Rising Star (2011)
- David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology (2011)
- American Psychological Association Fellow (2010)
- American Psychological Foundation and the Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award (2010)
Dr Klonsky is currently not accepting graduate students.