Theodore Beauchaine is William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology and Co-director of the Notre Dame Suicide Prevention Initiative. His research focuses on (1) biological vulnerabilities to and environmental risk factors for nonsuicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviors; (2) behavioral impulsivity, including pathways from ADHD to more serious outcomes across the lifespan; and (3) emotion dysregulation, including difficulties suppressing negative affect when doing so is advantageous.
Theodore Beauchaine is William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Psychology and Co-director of the Notre Dame Suicide Prevention Initiative. His research focuses on biological vulnerabilities to behavioral impulsivity, emotion dysregulation, and self-injurious behavior, and how these vulnerabilities are amplified by environmental adversities (e.g., maltreatment, neighborhood violence, and criminality, marginalization) to increase risk for psychopathology, including self-injury and suicidal behavior. He seeks to develop preventive interventions that reduce such risk by enhancing child, adolescent, and parent behavior and emotion regulation. Dr. Beauchaine is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology and the American Psychological Association Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families. He served on the National Institute of Mental Health National Advisory Council Workgroup on Tasks and Measures for the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) and has edited several books, including Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (Wiley) and the Oxford Handbook of Emotion Dysregulation.
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