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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Cheryl Ann King, Ph.D.

Cheryl Ann King, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Child and Adolescent


  • 1987-1988 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Lafayette Clinic and Wayne State University, Department of Psychiatry, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1983-1984 Clinical Psychology Internship, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1978-1983 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Ph.D. (major: Clinical Psychology; minor: Developmental Psychology)
  • 1973-1976 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; B.A. (conferred "With High Distinction")

Clinical Interest:

  • Assessment and treatment of suicidal youth
  • Early onset depression
  • Psychosocial interventions with children and families (cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, family therapy)

Research Interest:

  • Youth Suicide Prevention/Intervention Efficacy
  • Adolescent depression/Depressive comorbidities
  • Suicide Risk Factors
  • Developmental Psychopathology

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
  • Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
  • Director of the Mary A. Rackham Institute

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Cole-Lewis Y, Gipson P, Opperman K, Arango A, King CA. Protective Role of Religious Involvement against Depression and Suicidal Ideation Among Youth with Interpersonal Problems. In press. Journal of Religion and Health.
  • Czyz E, Berona J & King CA. Rehospitalization among suicidal adolescents in relation to course of suicidal ideation and future suicide attempts. In press. Psychiatric Services.
  • King CA, Berona J, Horwitz AG, Czyz EK, Gipson, PY. Identifying adolescents at highly elevated risk for suicidal behavior in the emergency department. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 25(2), 100-108, 2015. PMID: 25746114
  • King CA, Gipson PY, Horwitz AG, & Opperman KJ. (2015). Teen Options for Change: An intervention for adolescent emergency patients who screen positive for suicide risk. Psychiatric Services, 66(1), 97-100, 2015. PMID: 25321886
  • Opperman K J, Gipson PY, Czyz EK, King CA. Interpersonal-psychological theory and the role of connectedness in peer victimized youth. In press. Archives of Suicide Research.
  • Czyz EK, Berona J, King CA. A prospective examination of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior among psychiatric adolescent inpatients. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 45(2), 243-259, 2015. PMID: 25263410

Personal Links:

Michigan Experts

Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention Program