Josephine Ridley received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and a Supervisory Psychologist /Assistant Chief of Psychology at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System/Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Ridley is recognized by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as a Master Trainer for the Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk Workshop and conducts trainings in suicide prevention across the U.S. She conducts research on depression and suicide and has published articles and book chapters in these areas.