Center Seminar Series  - Special Zoom Webinar

Risk for Child and Adolescent Suicide

 Dr. Paula Fite will discuss rates of suicide related outcomes (e.g., risk, ideation, and behavior) among youth and adolescents, assessment of child and adolescent suicide, common risk factors associated with suicide related outcomes, and theoretical and conceptual models of suicide risk.  Pathways from aggression to risk for suicide will be a primary area of focus. Dr. Hayes will explore psychoanalytic principles related to suicide risk factors and suicide, and psychoanalytically informed treatment approaches for the prevention of suicide in children and adolescents. 


Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

1. Identify common risk factors associated with suicide outcomes, including aggression.

2. Describe developmental pathways that may increase risk for suicide related outcomes.

3. Describe psychoanalytically informed and evidenced based treatment approaches aimed at the prevention of suicide, and the treatment of risk factors that lead to suicide related outcomes in children and adolescents. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration - $50 per person

2.5 CME/CEU included with registration


To register, click HERE. 

 Paid participants will be sent instructions for

accessing the Zoom webinar by June 8 

 Contact GKCTPC at 816-512-7438 or

Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be received one week in advance to receive a refund.




Dr. Fite received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in 2007. Following an APA-approved Clinical Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee. She joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 2011, and is currently a Professor of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science. Dr. Fite is the author or co-author of more than 150 empirical papers and chapters in her area of study. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, and Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. Fite served as a Member-at-Large for Early Career Psychologists for the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of APA) from 2014 through 2016, and she is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Society. She was awarded the American Psychological Foundation’s Diane J. Willis Early Career Award in 2014, the Steeples Award for Service to Kansas in 2015, the Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in 2015, and the Byron A. Alexander Graduate Mentor Award in 2016. She is also an American Psychological Association Fellow (since 2015). In 2017 she was selected as a Docking Faculty Scholar, and she currently holds the title of Dean's Professor (since 2018).


Dr. Hayes is a trained psychologist and analyst in private practice in Kansas City who works who works with children,

adolescents and adults.  She is also an instructor with  the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute. 

About the Center

The Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at





Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.