Professor Richard Ramsay
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Published Papers

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1985). Problems and priorities in research on suicidal behaviours: An overview with Canadian implications. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 4(2): 15-49.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1985). Psychosocial correlates of suicidal behavior in an urban population. International Journal of Suicide and Crisis Studies, 6: 63-77.

Ramsay R, Bagley C (1985). The prevalence of suicidal behaviours, attitudes and associated social experiences in an urban population. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 15(3): 151-160.

Ramsay R (1985). A conceptual framework for teaching the practice of social work: A new approach to an old problem. In M. Rodway (Ed.), The teaching of social work methods: Dimensions and innovations: 3-27. Calgary: University Printing Services.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1985). Attitude antecedents as contributors to the cause of suicide. Paper presented at 13th International Congress on Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention. Vienna, Austria.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1986). Sexual abuse in childhood: Psychosocial outcomes and implications for social work practice. Journal of Social Work and Human Sexuality, 4: 33-47.

Ramsay R (1986). A common conceptual framework for social work with individuals or groups of individuals. Proceedings of the International Symposium of International Federation of Social Workers: 64-68. Tokyo, Japan.

Ramsay R (1986). Social work's search for a common conceptual framework. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Schools of Social Work: 50-57. Tokyo, Japan.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1986) Sexual abuse in childhood: Psychological outcomes and implications for social work practice. In M. Valentich & J. Gripton (Eds.), Social work practice in sexual problems: 33-47. New York: Haworth.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1986). Suicidal ideas and behaviour as a sequel of chronic pain. In J. Lacey & D. Sturgeon (Eds.), Psychosomatic Medicine: Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Psychosomatic Research: 299-302. London: Libbey & Co.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Searle C (1987). Suicide prevention in high risk prison populations. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 29(3): 295-307.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1989). Attitudes toward suicide, religious values and suicidal behaviour: Evidence from a community survey. In R. Diekstra, R. Maris, S. Platt, A. Schmidtke, & G. Sonneck (Eds.), Suicide and its prevention: 78-90. London & New York: Brill.

Lang W, Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R (1989). Caregiver attitudes in suicide prevention: Help for the helpers. In R. Keikstra, R. Marie, S. Platt, A. Schmidtke, G. Sonneck (Eds.), Suicide and its prevention: The role of attitude and imitation. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Ramsay R (1989). Historical development of the regulation of social work practice in Alberta. In G. Gowanlock, Social work regulation in Canada, 1926-1982: 55-63. Ottawa: Health and Welfare Canada.

Ramsay R, Cooke M, Lang W (1990). Alberta's suicide prevention training programs: A retrospective comparison with Rothman's developmental research model. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 20(4): 335-351.

Tierney R, Ramsay R, Tanney B, Lang W (1990). Comprehensive school suicide prevention programs. In A. Leneaars & S. Wenckstern (Eds.), Suicide prevention in schools. Washington, DC: Hemisphere.

Tierney R, Ramsay R, Tanney B, Lang W (1990). Comprehensive school suicide prevention programs (Special issue). Death Studies, 14: 347-370.

Ramsay R (1991). Preparing to influence paradigm shifts in health care settings. In P. Taylor & J. Devereux  (Eds.), Social work administrative practice in health care settings. Toronto: Canadian Scholars.

Ramsay R (1991). Social work: Science profession. Towards the development of concepts. Journal of Social Studies of Pedagogy and Social Work Abroad: Theory and Practice, 1 (Moscow): 3-38.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1993). Suicidal ideas and behavior in contrasted generation: Evidence from a community mental health survey. Journal of Community Psychology, 21: 26-34.

Ramsay R.(1994). Conceptualizing PIE within a holistic conception of social work. In J. Karls and K. Wandrei (Eds.), The person-in-environment system: 171-196. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Walsh K, Ramsay R (1994). The PIE system: A Canadian field test with a multidisciplinary mental health team. In J. Karls & K. Wandrei (Eds.), The person-in-environment system: 129-142. Washington, DC: NASW Press.

Ramsay R (1996). The plague in India and crisis theory: A disaster of protectionist perceptions, globally and locally. In J Ismael (Ed.), International social welfare in a changing world: 151-166. Calgary: Detselig Press.

Ramsay R (1996). Suicide prevention strategies within a United Nations context. In R. Ramsay & B. Tanney (Eds.), Global trends in suicide prevention: Towards the development of national strategies for suicide prevention: 1-23. Mumbai, India: Tata Institute of Social Scien

Ramsay R, Tanney B: Co-Chairs (1996). United Nations prevention of suicide: Guidelines for the formulation and implementation of national strategies. New York: United nations Publications.

Harrington G, Kiddey K, Ramsay, R. (1998). History of suicide information centres. In A. Laaneers and others, Suicide in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ramsay R (1999). Toward a common paradigmatic home: Social work in the 21st century. Indian Journal of Social Work. Special Issue Social Work in the Next Millennium, Vol. 60(1), 69-86.

Ramsay R, Karls J (1999). Person-in-environment classification system: Adding CD-ROM options to social work learning. New Technology in the Human Services, Vol. 12(3/4), 17-28.

Tremblay P en collaboration avec Richard Ramsay (2000). Orientations homosexuelles ou bisexuelles chez les jeune presentatnt des problemes suicidaires: recherche, problematique et propositions. Vis-a-vie 10 (2), 5-8.

Ramsay R (2000). Is social work a profession? A 21st century answer to a 20th century question. International Journal of Humanities and Peace 16(1), 37-41.

Ramsay  R (co-chair, national task force) (2000). CASW National Scope of Practice Statement. ACTS/CASW Bulletin August 2(1), 1, 3-4. 
 

Living Works (Suicide Education / Intervention / Prevention)

Ramsay R., Tanney B., Tierney R, Lang W (1987). The suicide prevention training program: Trainer's handbook, 3rd ed. (300 pp.) Calgary: Canadian Mental Health Association.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1989). The California suicide intervention training program: Trainer's handbook (250 pp.) Sacramento, CA: Department of Mental Health.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1990). The California helper's handbook for suicide intervention (70 pp.) Sacramento, CA: Department of Mental Health.

Ramsay R, Tanney R, Lang W (1990). Suicide Intervention Training Program: Trainer's Manual, 4th ed. (389 pp.) Calgary: LivingWorks Education.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1994). Suicide intervention trainer's manual (5th ed.) Calgary: LivingWorks Education.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1994). Suicide intervention handbook. Calgary: LivingWorks Education.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1994). Suicide intervention. (Handbook). Calgary: LivingWorks Education, (3rd printing 1996).

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1995) Suicide intervention handbook. Calgary: LivingWorks Education, Inc.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R,  Lang W, Kinzel T, Turley B (1999). Suicide Intervention Handbook (3rd edition). Calgary, AB: Living Works Education/authors.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R,  Lang W, Kinzel T. Turley B (2001). Suicide TALK. Calgary, AB: Living Works Education/authors.
 

Conference Papers / Presentations

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1985). Suicidal profiles in elderly and young people. Paper presented at 5th Annual Symposium on Suicide Research in Alberta.

Ramsay R, Gabor P (1985). Innovations in child care education. Paper presented at Annual Conference, Child Care Workers Association of Alberta. Edmonton, AB.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1985). Drinking patterns and suicidal behaviour in a community mental health sample. Paper presented at 34th International Congress on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Calgary.

Ramsay R, Bagley C (1985). Suicidal behaviour and attitudes toward suicide in an urban population. Paper presented at International Congress on Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention. Vienna, Austria.

Bagley C, Ramsay R (1985). Emerging trends and models in the understanding, ascertainment and treatment of child sexual abuse in Alberta and other provinces. Paper presented at 2nd Conference on Provincial Social Welfare Policy. Calgary.

Ramsay R (1988). A retrospective analysis of Rothman's method and Alberta's Suicide Prevention Training Program. Paper presented at 8th Annual Symposium on Suicide Research in Alberta. Calgary.

Ramsay R (1989). A new classification system for suicidal behaviours. Paper presented at 6th Annual Symposium on Suicide Research in Alberta. Calgary.

Ramsay, R. 1996. Chaos theory and holism: Are family services really serious about shifting to a new way of conceptualising human issues? Paper presented to Family Service Canada Annual Conference, Calgary, AB.

Ramsay R, Tanney B (---). Innovative strategies for the prevention of suicidal behaviours: Who will take the responsibility. Paper presented at National Conference on Violence in Contemporary Canadian Society. Ottawa, ON.

Ramsay R (---). The geometric model: Reformulating the general systems base of social work practice. Paper presented at Annual Program Meeting, Council of Social Work Education. Miami, FL.

Ramsay R, Tanney B (---). Preparing caregivers for optimal intervention in suicide prevention work. Paper presented at International Conference on Prevention. Montreal, PQ.

Ramsay R, Smith L, Taylor-Holton B, Tyndale K (---). A global model for social work: Nature's way of unifying the family of social work. Paper presented at Vienna Symposium, International Chapter, National Association of Social Workers. Vienna, Austria.

Rogers G, Ramsay R (---). A curriculum model for international social welfare and social work education opportunities. Paper presented at Annual Conference, CASSW/Learned Societies. Quebec, PQ.

Ramsay R, Van Soest D (---).Clinical practice in relation to global commitment. Paper presented at pre-conference institutes, National Association of Social Workers. Boston, MA.

Ramsay R, Cooke M, Lang W (---). Alberta's suicide prevention training programs: A retrospective comparison with Rothman's developmental research model. Paper presented at National Conference, Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Vancouver, BC.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Searle C (---). Suicide prevention in high-risk prison populations. Paper presented at International Conference on Prevention. Montreal, PQ.

Ramsay R, Karls K (1999). Person-in-environment classification system: Adding CD-ROM options to the social work learning. Presented to HUSITA5  - Social Services in the Information Society, Budapest, August 20-September 1. 

Ramsay  R (1999). Person-in-environment classification system: Adding CD-ROM options to the social work learning. Presented to Sweeping Changes in Social Work Education: A Conference and Curling Bonspiel, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, March 27-28. 

Ramsay  R (1999). Person-in-environment classification system: Demonstrating CD-ROM options for social work learning. Presented to AARSW General Meeting and Annual Conference, Calgary, March 18-20, 1999.

Ramsay  R (1999). Using social R&D to transform program and behavioral changes in suicide prevention. Presented to XXXI Banff International Conference on Behavioral Science: Suicide Prediction, Prevention and Intervention, Banff, March14-17, 1999 

Karls J, Ramsay R. Keefler J (2000). The P-I-E (Person-in-Environment) System: A new tool for the 21st century social worker. Presented to Joint Conference of the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Montreal, July 29-Aug 2, 2000. 

Karls J, Ramsay R, Keefler J (2000). Person-in-environment classification system: Adding CD-ROM options to social work learning. Presented to National Association of Social Workers conference, Baltimore, MD, November 1-4, 2000.

Ramsay R (2000). Working Together: Helper-to-Helper Collaboration in Suicide Prevention. Workshop presented to Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention 11th Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 11-14, 2000. 

Ramsay R and Harrington G (2000). When will Canada recognize suicide as a major public health problem and develop a national suicide prevention strategy? Paper presented by R. Ramsay to Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention 11th Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 11-14, 2000. 

Ramsay R, Heinsen D,  Kinzel T (2000). Suicide and law enforcement: Is suicide intervention a necessary part of police training? Paper presented by R. Ramsay to Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention 11th Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 11-14, 2000. 

Tremblay P and Ramsay R (2000). The social construction of male homosexuality and related suicide problems: Research questions for the 21st century. Paper presented by P. Tremblay to 11th annual Sociological Symposium: Deconstructing youth suicide, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Ramsay R (2001). Revisiting the Working Definition of Social Work. Keynote paper presented Conference on Education and Practice, University Kentucky College of Social Work, February 2001.

Ramsay R (2001). UN impact on the U.S. Plan for Suicide Prevention. Paper presented to American Association of Suicidology 34th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2001. 

Tremblay P and Ramsay R (2003). Bi/Multi-Racial Adolescent Males At Risk For Suicidality. PowerPoint Presentation, Centre for Suicide Prevention 17th Research Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, April 2003.

Books


Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W (1990).Youth suicide awareness program (87 pp.) Toronto: Canadian Mental Health Association.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Eds. (1996). Global trends in suicide prevention: Towards the development of national strategies for suicide prevention. Mumbai, India: Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Bagley C, Ramsay R, Eds. (1997). Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents and Adults. Brookfield, Vermont: Ashgate.

Media Productions

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W: Video Creators/Writers (1987). Cause of death? Calgary: CommMedia, The University of Calgary.

Ramsay R, Tanney B, Tierney R, Lang W: Creators/Writers, Hughes S: Producer/Director (1987). It begins with you (Film). Calgary: CommMedia, The University of Calgary. (Gold medal, New York Film Festival; best actor, best actress, best motivational film, Alberta Motion Picture Industry International Awards; Golden Apple Award, Oakland Film Festival.)

Ramsay R (executive producer and content specialist) & Loosmore J (producer) (2000). PIE System Training Program (CD-ROM). Calgary: The University of Calgary, Advanced Media Learning .

Ramsay R (executive producer and content specialist) & Philips G (editing director) (2000). Alberta Pioneers in Social Work (video). Calgary: The University of Calgary, Advanced Media Learning .

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