Michelle M. Oliver

Michelle McCarthy OliverInstitution: School of Social Work, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practic – Simmons University, Boston, MA, United States.

Supervisory team: Dr. Peter Maramaldi and Dr. Melinda Gushwa.

Position: PhD Candidate.

Current research: I am interested in how parents understand their child’s suicide communications and how parents access resources and supports for their child’s mental health. My PhD research explores how parents of children understand their child’s suicide and how parents access supports and resources.

Research interests:

  • Psychological Autopsies
  • Pragmatic suicide prevention
  • Effects of racism in the United States on suicide rates
  • Qualitative research

Recent Publications:

  • Oliver, M. (2019 ) The Relationship of weapon carrying, bullying, and suicide in adolescents. Poster presentation, Society for Social Work Research (SWRR), San Francisco, CA.
  • Sellers, C. M., Díaz-Valdés, A., Oliver, M. M., Simon, K. M., & O’Brien, K. H. M. M. (2021). The relationship between alcohol and cannabis use with nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescent inpatients: Examining the 90 days prior to psychiatric hospitalization. Addictive Behaviors, 114(December 2020).

Can help with: Suicide assessment, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (have 20 years experience in clinical practice as a social worker). Teaching suicide prevention and intervention to practitioners and graduate students. Always happy to talk, provide support.

What’s essential to your well-being? Balance. Time with my kids, family, cats, good sleep, good music, working out, swimming. Authentic communication with supervisors and peers. Knowing when to take a break from my work.

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