Mary Chase Mize, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator and Assistant Director
Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services
Mary Chase Mize is an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) trainer, an Associate Professional Counselor (APC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and graduate of the counselor education and practice program at Georgia State.
Under the direction and mentorship of Laura Shannonhouse, Ph.D., she completed her dissertation, “Optimizing the Aging Services Network to Identify and Respond to Older Adults at Risk of Suicide.” She is currently a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, where she will work with Shannonhouse on their grant-funded research and continue to serve as assistant director of the H.O.P.E. Lab.
She is a part-time clinician with Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta, where she works with older adults and individuals who have experienced ongoing struggles with suicide. Her career goals training and preparing future counselors to work with the aging population, and she intends to continue to conduct community-based research related to suicide intervention and meeting the mental health needs of older adults.