Suicide and the Inner Voice: Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management / Edition 1

Suicide and the Inner Voice: Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management / Edition 1

by Robert W. Firestone
ISBN-10:
0761905553
ISBN-13:
9780761905554
Pub. Date:
05/28/1997
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Suicide and the Inner Voice: Risk Assessment, Treatment, and Case Management / Edition 1

What internal factors cause a person to end his or her life, and what are the familial and societal factors which seem to make a destructive contribution? The answers to both questions are at the heart of this volume, which will be invaluable for practitioners when assessing risk and designing treatment for depressed and suicidal patients.

The author argues that the key to understanding suicidal behaviour comes from a knowledge of the destructive thought processes of those at risk, and an awareness of their origins in early family interactions. Firestone sees negative events in our lives as being less harmful than what we tell ourselves about them, which can result in a downward spiral of negative internal conversations. Wi

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ISBN-13: 9780761905554
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Pamela Cantor
Introduction
PART ONE: GENERAL APPROACH
The Self and Antiself
Suicidal Signs and Suicide Prevention
Inwardness - Personality Traits That Predispose Suicide
Brief Review of Psychodynamic and Cognitive Approaches to Suicide
The Epidemiology of Suicide and Brief History of Methods for Assessing Risk
Suicide among Adolescents
Suicide among Older People
PART TWO: INDIRECT SUICIDE
Microsuicide
The Relationship between Guilt and the Suicidal Process
Regression Precipitated by Positive Circumstances
PART THREE: THEORY OF DEFENSE FORMATION
The Voice Process and the Fantasy Bond
Couple and Family Relationships
PART FOUR: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
Identification of the Suicidal Individual
The Development of the Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts
Treatment Strategies and Malpractice Issues
Voice Therapy Methodology in the Treatment of the Suicidal Patient
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION
Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Suicide and Summary

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