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Klonsky, E. David

Core Area(s): Clinical

Research Interests
Suicide, emotion/emotion dysregulation, self-injury, borderline personality disorder, impulsivity, clinical inference and assessment, integration of psychological science and practice.

Courses Taught
PSYC 102 Introductory Psychology, PSYC 530/531 Assessment, PSYC 533A Motivational Interviewing, PSYC 560 Clinical Research Design

Representative Publications
A complete list can be found at:

(*denotes trainee/student author)

Klonsky, E.D. (2011). Non-suicidal self-injury in United States adults: Prevalence,sociodemographics, topography, and functions. Psychological Medicine, 41, 1981-1986.

Klonsky, E.D. & *May, A. (2010). Rethinking impulsivity in suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 40, 612-619.

*Weinberg, A. & Klonsky, E.D. (2009). Measurement of emotion dysregulation in adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 21, 616-621.

Klonsky, E.D. & *Glenn, C.R. (2009). Assessing the functions of non-suicidal self-injury: Psychometric properties of the Inventory of Statements About Self-injury (ISAS). Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 215-219.

Klonsky, E.D. (2009). The functions of self-injury in young adults who cut themselves: clarifying the evidence for affect-regulation. Psychiatry Research, 166, 260-268.

*Glenn, C.R. & Klonsky, E.D. (2009). Emotion dysregulation as a core feature of Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 23, 20-28.

Klonsky, E.D. & *Olino, T.M. (2008). Identifying clinically distinct subgroups of self-injurers among young adults: A latent class analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 22-27.

Klonsky, E.D. & Moyer, A. (2008). Childhood sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury: Meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 192, 166-170.

Klonsky, E.D. (2008). What is emptiness? Clarifying the 7th criterion for Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 22, 418-426.

Norcross, J.C., Klonsky, E.D., & Tropiano, H.L. (2008). The research-practice gap: Clinical scientists and independent practitioners speak. The Clinical Psychologist, 61(3), 14-17.

Klonsky, E.D. (2007). The functions of deliberate self-injury: A review of the evidence. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 226-239.

Klonsky, E.D. & Muehlenkamp, J.J. (2007). Self-injury: A research review for the practitioner. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 63, 1045-1056.

Klonsky, E.D., Oltmanns, T.F., & Turkheimer, E. (2003). Deliberate self-harm in a non-clinical population: Prevalence and psychological correlates. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1501-1508.

Klonsky, E.D. (2002). Valid inferences from invalid tests? American Psychologist, 57, 990.

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