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M. David Rudd, Ph.D.


M. David Rudd is currently President and Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, a position he's held over the past eight years. As an internationally recognized expert in the field, he has extensive clinical and research experience with the assessment, clinical management and treatment of suicide risk. He is one of the creators of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention, an empirically supported treatment with four iterative randomized clinical trials since the early 1990's. He's garnered more than $24M in grant funds over the years, has more than 240 publications, and his work more than 15,000 citations. His research has always been focused on clinical application and improving clinical effectiveness. Dr. Rudd's work has been recognized with awards, both national and international. He has served on many editorial boards, including multiple panels with the National Academies of Science. As a Gulf War era Veteran, and founder of the National Center for Veterans Studies, much of his work has included active duty military and Veterans populations. He previously served as Chair of the Texas Board of Psychologists Examiners, president of the American Association of Sociology, president of the Texas Psychological Association, and as a member of the APA Council of Representatives. He has presented for J&K Seminars several times and has always received the highest ratings.