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Current and comprehensive information concerning the assessment and treatment of suicidal persons and the prevention of suicidal behavior The eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause among U.S. teens, suicide is unique in being self-inflicted and is, as such, often preventable. By assessing the risk of suicide accurately, providing effective treatment according to this risk, and implementing strategies against suicidal urges, mental health professionals can successfully guide their clients away from this senseless taking of life. Assessment, Treatment,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Current and comprehensive information concerning the assessment and treatment of suicidal persons and the prevention of suicidal behavior The eighth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause among U.S. teens, suicide is unique in being self-inflicted and is, as such, often preventable. By assessing the risk of suicide accurately, providing effective treatment according to this risk, and implementing strategies against suicidal urges, mental health professionals can successfully guide their clients away from this senseless taking of life. Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior provides the most current and comprehensive source of information, guidelines, and case studies for working with clients at risk of suicide. It offers clinicians, counselors, and other mental health professionals a practical toolbox on three main areas of interest: * Screening and Assessment covers empirically based assessment techniques and how they can define dimensions of vulnerability and measure the risk of self-destructive behavior. Authors discuss research on the use of each screening instrument, guidelines and suggestions for using the instrument in practice, and a case study illustrating its application. * Intervention and Treatment compares several different approaches for structuring psychotherapy with suicidal clients. Each author covers a psychotherapy system, its application to suicidal clients, and a case study of its real-world use. * Suicide and Violence explores the relationship between suicidal individuals and violence, covering suicide in specific contexts such as school violence, police confrontations, and terroristviolence. This section also includes a discussion of the increased risk of suicide in our more insecure and violent world, as well as how topromote coping styles for these new anxieties. While addressed mainly to psychologists, social workers, and other mental
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 502
  • Erscheinungstermin: 21. Oktober 2004
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 254mm x 178mm x 31mm
  • Gewicht: 1127g
  • ISBN-13: 9780471272649
  • ISBN-10: 0471272647
  • Artikelnr.: 13068855
Autorenporträt
ROBERT I. YUFIT, PhD, ABPP, is an associate professor at theFeinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicagoand is also in independent clinical practice where he has focusedprimarily on the assessment and treatment of suicidal persons forthe past three decades. He is a past president of the AmericanAssociation of Suicidology, and is currently Associate Editor oftheir journal, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. He haspublished widely on the assessment of suicide potential.
DAVID LESTER, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the RichardStockton College of New Jersey. He has written extensively on bothsuicide and murder. He was director of research and evaluation atthe Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service in Buffalo, New York, andis a past president of the International Association for SuicidePrevention.
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword (Norman L. Farberow).

About the Editors.

Contributors.

1. Introduction (Robert I. Yufit and David Lester).

PART ONE: Screening and Assessment.

2. Clinical Use of Suicide Assessment Scales: EnhancingReliability and Validity through the Therapeutic Relationship(James R. Rogers and Kimberly M. Oney).

3. Assessment of Suicide: Beck's Scales for Assessing Moodand Suicidality (Mark A. Reinecke and Rogina L.Franklin-Scott).

4. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventories (MMPI /MMPI-2,MMPI-A) and Suicide (Alan F. Friedman, Robert P. Archer, andRichard W. Handel).

5. Rorschach Contributions to Assessment of Suicide Risk (RonaldJ. Ganellen).

6. Assessing the Vital Balance in Evaluating Suicidal Potential(Robert I. Yufit).

PART TWO: Intervention and Treatment of Suicidality.

7. The Classic Systems of Psychotherapy and Suicidal Behavior(David Lester).

8. Crisis Intervention in the Context of Outpatient Treatment ofSuicidal Patients (John Kalafat and Maureen M. Underwood).

9. No-Suicide Contracts (Lillian M. Range).

10. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Suicidal Patients (Mark A.Reinecke and Elizabeth R. Didie).

11. Voice Therapy: A Treatment for Depression and Suicide (LisaFirestone).

12. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (David Lester).

13. The Widening Scope of Family Therapy for the Elderly (JosephRichman).

14. Group Therapy and Suicide (Robert R. Fournier).

PART THREE: Special Issues.

15. Easing the Legacy of Suicide (David Lester).

16. Coping with Suicide in the Schools: The Art and the Research(Antoon A. Leenaars, David Lester, and Susanne Wenckstern).

17. Helping College Students Cope with Suicidal Impulses (MortonM. Silverman).

18. Suicide Terrorism (Ariel Merari).

Author Index.

Subject Index.