Suicidal Patient: Principles of Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management

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The Suicidal Patient: Principles of Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management is a significant tool written for and by clinicians who treat patients exhibiting suicidal behavior. It presents a straightforward and potent clinical approach and a host of valuable assessment strategies and techniques.

The book presents an easy-to-use, innovative clinical model, with specific stages of treatment and associated interventions outlined for both inpatient and outpatient settings. ...

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Overview

The Suicidal Patient: Principles of Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management is a significant tool written for and by clinicians who treat patients exhibiting suicidal behavior. It presents a straightforward and potent clinical approach and a host of valuable assessment strategies and techniques.

The book presents an easy-to-use, innovative clinical model, with specific stages of treatment and associated interventions outlined for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Tailored techniques and assessments for handling special populations are also included. Emphasis is given to moral/ethical and legal dilemmas that often complicate treatment.

The authors combine their 12-plus years of collaboration and their backgrounds in general psychiatry and behavioral psychology as the foundation for this valuable, practical approach to dealing with suicidal patients.

The book contains no figures.

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Presents a straightforward clinical approach, with specific stages of treatment and associated interventions outlined for both inpatient and outpatient settings, along with a variety of assessment strategies and techniques for treating special populations. Emphasis is given to moral, ethical, and legal dilemmas that often complicate treatment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880485548
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Pages: 282

Meet the Author

John A. Chiles, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D., is currently Staff Psychologist and Research Evaluation Coordinator for the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Mental Health Department. He is also clinical adjunct Professor of Psychiatry for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction: The Dimensions of Suicidal Behavior 3
2 Examine Your Attitudes: Affective, Ethical, and Legal Issues in the Treatment of the Suicidal Patient 17
3 Assessing Suicidal Potential: Myths and Realities 35
4 The Origin of Suicidal Behavior: A Basic Clinical Framework 55
5 Outpatient Interventions With the Suicidal Patient 73
6 The Clinician's Attitude and Behavior: The Medium Is the Message 111
7 Crisis and Case Management With Recurrent Suicidal Behavior 125
8 Inpatient Treatment of the Suicidal Patient 149
9 The Repetitiously Suicidal Patient: A Health Care Dilemma 173
10 The Suicidal Patient in General Health Care 205
11 Special Populations, Special Settings, Special Techniques 219
Appendix 1: Philosophies About Suicide 245
Appendix 2: Consequences of Suicidal Behavior 247
Appendix 3: Reasons for Living Inventory Items 251
Appendix 4: Suicidal Thinking and Behaviors Questionnaire 255
References 257
Index 271
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