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About Jonathan B Singer

Dr. Jonathan Singer is a licensed clinical social worker and associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago. For the past 20 years, Dr. Singer has been a community mental health clinician, educator and researcher, much of that time providing crisis services to suicidal youth in schools. Dr. Singer is trained in Eye Movement Desensitazion and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Attachment-based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth. Dr. Singer's clinical and research interests focus on interventions for suicidal and cyberbullied youth; service access and service utilization; and use of technology in education and clinical practice. Dr. Singer has given over 100 regional, national and international presentations to the U.S. Military, community mental health agencies, school districts, and national professional organizations on topics ranging from youth suicide and cyberbullying to ethics, social media, and adolescent development. He is the author of 50 publications, including the 2015 Routledge text, Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. He is a founding member of the online suicide prevention social media (#SPSM) community, an elected Board member of the American Association of Suicidology, and a board member of the international organization Human Services Information Technology Applications. He is the chair for the Children, Adolescent, and Young Adult Specialty Practice Section of the National Association of Social Workers, and chair of the Council on Publications for the Council on Social Work Education. He is founder and host of the award winning Social Work Podcast ( His article about the language of suicide won the 2016 National Association of Social Worker award for best magazine article. He lives in Evanston, IL with his wife and three children and can be found on Twitter as @socworkpodcast.


Present Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

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Teen Suicide (1)

Monographs (1)

Recent Works (3)

Research Works (7)