Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors / Edition 1

Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors / Edition 1

by Shawn Christopher Shea, David A. Jobes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471237612

ISBN-13: 9780471237617

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment covers all the critical elements of suicide assessment-from risk factor analysis to evaluating clients with borderline personality disorders or psychotic process. This highly acclaimed text provides mental health professionals with the tools they need to assess a client's suicide risk and assign appropriate levels of care

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The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment covers all the critical elements of suicide assessment-from risk factor analysis to evaluating clients with borderline personality disorders or psychotic process. This highly acclaimed text provides mental health professionals with the tools they need to assess a client's suicide risk and assign appropriate levels of care using the highly acclaimed interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation-the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach). Now available in paperback, the leading book on suicide assessment also contains three important new appendices: How to Document a Suicide Assessment Safety Contracting Revisited: Pros, Cons, and Documentation A Quick Guide to Suicide Prevention Web Sites

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471237617
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by David A. Jobes, PhD.

Preface to the Paperback Edition.

Preface.

Acknowledgments to Paperback Edition.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE: THE EXPERIENCE OF SUICIDE: ETIOLOGY, PHENOMENOLOGY, AND RISK FACTORS.

1. Suicide: The Ultimate Paradox.

2. Descent into the Maelstrom: Etiology and Phenomenology of Suicide.

3. Risk Factors: Harbingers of Death.

PART TWO: UNCOVERING SUICIDAL IDEATION: PRINCIPLES, TECHNIQUES, AND STRATEGIES.

4. Before the Interview Begins: Overcoming the Taboo against Talking about Suicide.

5. Validity Techniques: Simple Tools for Uncovering Complex Secrets.

6. Eliciting Suicidal Ideation: Practical Techniques and Effective Strategies.

PART THREE: PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT OF RISK: FLEXIBLE STRATEGIES AND SOUND FORMULATIONS.

7. Putting It All Together: Safe and Effective Decision Making.

Appendix A: How to Document a Suicide Assessment.

Appendix B: Safety Contracting Revisited: Pros, Cons, and Documentation.

Appendix C: A Quick Guide to Suicide Prevention Web Sites.

Index.

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