Family Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

Family Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents

by Anthony P. Jurich
     
 

ISBN-10: 041596086X

ISBN-13: 9780415960861

Pub. Date: 08/31/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book describes a blend of insight-oriented, behavioral, and strategic family therapy, which the author has developed over thirty-four years of dealing with suicidal adolescents. It aims not to replace other forms of therapy but to augment the therapist’s own therapeutic style.

The book offers an informative and personally told story bringing together

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Overview

This book describes a blend of insight-oriented, behavioral, and strategic family therapy, which the author has developed over thirty-four years of dealing with suicidal adolescents. It aims not to replace other forms of therapy but to augment the therapist’s own therapeutic style.

The book offers an informative and personally told story bringing together scholarship and meaningful glimpses into the thought processes of suicidal youth. Written in an understandable, friendly, and practical style, it will appeal to those in clinical practice, as well as graduate-level students pursuing clinical work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: The Journey Begins     1
Formulations of Suicide: Examining the Nature of the Beast     9
Adolescent Suicide: Why Is Adolescence Such a Fertile Breeding Ground?     25
Factors in Adolescent Suicide: The Seeds That Bear Bitter Fruit     35
The Therapeutic Framework for Intervention: A Strategy for Family Therapy     65
Crisis Intervention: Balancing on the Edge of the Cliff     87
Joining: Convincing the Adolescent That This Does Not Have to Be a Solitary Battle     109
Analysis: Understanding How the Adolescent Has Been Seduced     129
Cognitive Interventions: Freeing the Mind from Destructive Ways of Thinking     153
Behavioral Interventions: When Actions Speak Louder Than Words     177
Strategic Interventions: The Art of Overcoming the Fear of Change     197
Epilogue     239
References     241
Index     255

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