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Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Lustgarten, S. D., & Colbow, A. J. (2017). Ethical concerns for telemental health therapy amidst governmental surveillance. American Psychologist, 72(2).
  • Westefeld, J. S., Gann, L. C., Lustgarten, S. D., Yeates, K. J. (2016). Relationships between firearm availability and suicide: The role of psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 271-277. (Second authorship shared equally)
  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2015). Emerging ethical threats to client privacy in cloud communication and data storage. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 154-160.
  • Westefeld, J. S., Casper, D., Galligan, P., Gibbons, S., Lustgarten, S., Rice, A., Rowe-Johnson, M., & Yeates, K. (2014). Suicide and older adults: Risk factors and recommendations. Journal of Loss and Trauma. (Second authorship shared equally)

Magazines/Journal Articles

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2016, February). Privacy in the Information Age: Concerns for social justice. Workshop presented at the 2016 Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY.
  • Grant, A. M., Lustgarten, S. D., & Harden, S. N. (2013, May). Associations between first-year undergraduate students’ social goals and alcohol consumption: A qualitative investigation. Poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
  • Menger, L. M., Lustgarten, S. D., Moore, J. T., & Hindman, J. (2012, August). Barriers and facilitators to interagency collaboration in two suicide prevention networks. Poster presented at the 120th American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Lustgarten, S. D., & Vacha-Haase, T. (2012, May). Older White men: Power, privilege, and peril. Presented at the 2012 Bridging the Divide: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Menger, L. M., Stallones, L., Lustgarten, S. D., Moore, J. T., & Hindman, J. (2012, April). Strengthening collaborative relationships in Colorado: A community suicide referral network analysis. Poster presented at the 45th annual American Association of Suicidology Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Lustgarten, S. D., & Nepute, J. (2010, April). Violent victimization and its toll on rural adolescent women: An analysis of correlative marijuana use. Poster presented at the 80th annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Invited Presentations

  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2017, April). Ethical Concerns for the Information Age: Managing Client Confidentiality in an Increasingly Connected World. Workshop to be presented at the Iowa Psychological Association: Spring Conference, Davenport, IA.
  • Ochola, J. E., & Lustgarten, S. D. (2015, October). Zoom me up: How administrators, teachers, and students can develop new ways to collaborate. Presented at the Iowa Technology and Education Conference (ITEC), Des Moines, IA.
  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2015, September). It’s not Monopoly Money: Dealing with student loans in graduate school. Presented at the University of Iowa: I-Fellows Workshop, Iowa City, IA.
  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2013, November). Stress management. Presented at the University of Iowa: Students, Workshops, and Tutoring (SWAT), Iowa City, IA.
  • Lustgarten, S. D. (2013, April). Cyberbullying and its effects on the classroom environment. Presented at the University of Iowa: Teacher Leader Center, Iowa City, IA.
  • Westefeld, J. S., Behrens, E., Casper, D., Lui, Y., & Lustgarten, S. D. (2012, November). Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Presented at the University of Iowa: Teacher Leader Center, Iowa City, IA.


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