Samantha Chalker

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Samantha A. Chalker, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and mental health services researcher. She specializes in suicide prevention. She is particularly interested in brief intervention development and evaluation, peer-led services, suicide safety/risk assessments, and training providers in suicide risk management. Her research focuses on integrating recovery-oriented research and practice and strengths-based approaches to intervene in suicide risk, specifically for Veterans and those experiencing serious mental illness. With a focus on improving access to care, Dr. Chalker aims to expand her work to digital interventions and expand suicide prevention training access. Clinically, Dr. Chalker's specialties and interests are in delivering therapeutic suicide safety/risk assessment, management, and interventions as well as in modalities related to dialectical behavior therapy, compassion and mindfulness-based interventions, and acceptance and commitment therapy. She focuses her clinical work and research on underserved populations and those experiencing increased suicide risk, psychosis, and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. Chalker is passionate about the mentorship of students at all levels and backgrounds.

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    1. Suicide Safety Plan Self-knowledge in Serious Mental Illness: Psychiatric Symptom Correlates and Effects of Brief Intervention. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Nov; 59(8):1639-1646. Parrish EM, Quynh A, Scott V, Chalker SA, Chang C, Kamarsu S, Twamley EW, Depp CA. PMID: 37340170.
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    2. Are all reasons for living made equally? Reasons for living and dysfunctional attitudes in psychotic disorders and bipolar I. Psychol Psychother. 2023 09; 96(3):748-761. Ehret BC, Titone MK, Carey CJ, Martinez A, Chalker SA, Granholm EL, Depp CA. PMID: 37039342.
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    3. Pilot feasibility trial of a brief mobile-augmented suicide prevention intervention for serious mental illness. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2023 Mar; 46(1):74-82. Depp CA, Parrish EM, Chalker SA, Ehret BC, Kamarsu S, Perivoliotis D, Granholm E. PMID: 36809018.
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    4. Childhood trauma and real-world social experiences in psychosis. Schizophr Res. 2023 02; 252:279-286. Steenkamp LR, Parrish EM, Chalker SA, Badal VD, Pinkham AE, Harvey PD, Depp CA. PMID: 36701936.
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    5. Targeting Perceived Burdensomeness to Reduce Suicide Risk. Behav Ther. 2023 07; 54(4):696-707. Lieberman A, Gai AR, Rogers ML, Jobes DA, David Rudd M, Chalker SA, Brenner JT, Joiner TE. PMID: 37330258.
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    6. Suicide-Focused Group Therapy. Crisis. 2022 Dec 20. Chalker SA, Martinez Ceren CS, Ehret BC, Depp CA. PMID: 36537106.
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    7. Certified Peer Support Specialists Training in Technology and Delivery of Digital Peer Support Services: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Dec 07; 6(12):e40065. Fortuna K, Hill J, Chalker S, Ferron J. PMID: 36476983; PMCID: PMC9773021.
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    8. Ecological Momentary Assessment of Social Approach and Avoidance Motivations in Serious Mental Illness: Connections to Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms. Arch Suicide Res. 2024 Jan-Mar; 28(1):123-140. Parrish EM, Chalker S, Cano M, Harvey PD, Taylor CT, Pinkham A, Moore RC, Ackerman RA, Depp CA. PMID: 36377277; PMCID: PMC10183051.
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    9. Corrigendum to "Crisis service utilization following completion of a suicide safety plan for veterans with and without affective and nonaffective psychosis" [J. Psychiatr. Res. 154 (2022) 219-223]. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Dec; 156:236. Chalker SA, Parrish EM, Martinez Ceren CS, Depp CA, Ilgen MA, Goodman M, Twamley EW, Doran N. PMID: 36270062.
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    10. Reducing short term suicide risk after hospitalization: A randomized controlled trial of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality. J Affect Disord. 2023 01 01; 320:656-666. Comtois KA, Hendricks KE, DeCou CR, Chalker SA, Kerbrat AH, Crumlish J, Huppert TK, Jobes D. PMID: 36162692.
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    11. Predictive Importance of Social Contacts on U.S. Veteran Suicide Safety Plans. Psychiatr Serv. 2023 03 01; 74(3):244-249. Chalker SA, Parrish EM, Martinez Ceren CS, Depp CA, Goodman M, Doran N. PMID: 36039556.
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    12. A peer approach to suicide prevention and recovery: Study protocol for a feasibility and acceptability trial of Caring Cards for veterans. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2022 Oct; 29:100974. Ehret BC, Chalker SA, Pozun CT, Martinez-Ceren CS. PMID: 36060152; PMCID: PMC9433596.
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    13. Crisis service utilization following completion of a suicide safety plan for Veterans with and without affective and nonaffective psychosis. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 10; 154:219-223. Chalker SA, Parrish EM, Martinez Ceren CS, Depp CA, Ilgen MA, Goodman M, Twamley EW, Doran N. PMID: 35961177.
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    14. Childhood Trauma Associations With the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide and Social Cognitive Biases in Psychotic Disorders. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2022 06 01; 210(6):432-438. Chalker SA, Parrish EM, Cano M, Kelsven S, Moore RC, Granholm E, Pinkham A, Harvey PD, Depp CA. PMID: 34966112; PMCID: PMC9156551.
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    15. Ecological momentary assessment of interpersonal theory of suicide constructs in people experiencing psychotic symptoms. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 08; 140:496-503. Parrish EM, Chalker SA, Cano M, Moore RC, Pinkham AE, Harvey PD, Joiner T, Lieberman A, Granholm E, Depp CA. PMID: 34157588; PMCID: PMC8621669.
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    16. Designed and created for a veteran by a veteran: A pilot study of caring cards for suicide prevention. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 10; 51(5):872-881. Ehret BC, Treichler EBH, Ehret PJ, Chalker SA, Depp CA, Perivoliotis D. PMID: 33998035.
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    17. Ecological momentary facial emotion recognition in psychotic disorders. Psychol Med. 2022 10; 52(13):2531-2539. Depp CA, Kamarsu S, Filip TF, Parrish EM, Harvey PD, Granholm EL, Chalker S, Moore RC, Pinkham A. PMID: 33431072; PMCID: PMC8621678.
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    18. A Preliminary Precision Treatment Rule for Remission of Suicide Ideation. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 04; 50(2):558-572. Kessler RC, Chalker SA, Luedtke AR, Sadikova E, Jobes DA. PMID: 31814153.
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    19. One Size Does Not Fit All: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach to Reducing Suicidal Ideation, Attempts, and Deaths. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 09 26; 16(19). Jobes DA, Chalker SA. PMID: 31561488; PMCID: PMC6801408.
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