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The Suicidal Patient : Clinical and Legal Standards of Care

The Suicidal Patient : Clinical and Legal Standards of Care

by Bruce Bongar, Glenn Sullivan
     
 

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A valuable source for practicing psychologists, psychologists in training, attorneys, and mental health professionals in general, this third edition is a thorough update of a now classic text in the field of suicidology. With over 500 new references, the authors distill the empirical research findings of the past two decades into effective clinical strategies and

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A valuable source for practicing psychologists, psychologists in training, attorneys, and mental health professionals in general, this third edition is a thorough update of a now classic text in the field of suicidology. With over 500 new references, the authors distill the empirical research findings of the past two decades into effective clinical strategies and guidelines that can significantly enhance the quality of care in this high-risk practice area. The Suicidal Patient provides an overview of the legal landscape, evaluates evidence-based assessment methods, and reviews treatment and management strategies for both outpatients and inpatients. Bongar and Sullivan propose practical risk management strategies for suicide prevention and postvention, emphasizing the importance of effective evaluation and documentation. Significant and extensive new material has been included on firearms, veterans and the military, diversity, and sexual minority status. This practical resource can help clinicians, supervisors, and administrators provide better care for suicidal patients, and ultimately help better serve all patients — with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

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Proposes a working model for assessment, management, and treatment of the suicidal patient, combining suggestions for optimal clinical practice with sophisticated risk management strategies. Appendices provide risk estimators and scales, a sample antisuicide contract, risk factor checklists, and a summary of legal issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433813252
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,184,114
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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