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By Robert I Yufit, David Lester

ISBN-10: 0471272647

ISBN-13: 9780471272649

Present and complete details about the evaluation and therapy of suicidal individuals and the prevention of suicidal habit

The 8th major explanation for loss of life within the usa and the second one top reason between U.S. youngsters, suicide is exclusive in being self-inflicted and is, as such, frequently preventable. by way of assessing the chance of suicide adequately, supplying potent therapy in keeping with this hazard, and enforcing options opposed to suicidal urges, psychological health and wellbeing execs can effectively advisor their consumers clear of this mindless taking of lifestyles.

Assessment, remedy, and Prevention of Suicidal habit presents the most up-tp-date and entire resource of knowledge, instructions, and case experiences for operating with consumers prone to suicide. It deals clinicians, counselors, and different psychological well-being execs a realistic toolbox on 3 major parts of curiosity:

  • Screening and overview covers empirically established evaluation suggestions and the way they could outline dimensions of vulnerability and degree the danger of self-destructive habit. Authors talk about learn at the use of every screening tool, instructions and proposals for utilizing the software in perform, and a case learn illustrating its application.
  • Intervention and therapy compares a number of diversified methods for structuring psychotherapy with suicidal consumers. every one writer covers a psychotherapy procedure, its software to suicidal consumers, and a case examine of its real-world use.
  • Suicide and Violence explores the connection among suicidal participants and violence, masking suicide in particular contexts corresponding to tuition violence, police confrontations, and terrorist violence. This part additionally incorporates a dialogue of the elevated possibility of suicide in our extra insecure and violent international, in addition to how topromote coping kinds for those new anxieties.

While addressed generally to psychologists, social employees, and different psychological future health execs to be used in serving their consumers, in addition to scholars of psychology, evaluation, therapy, and Prevention of Suicidal habit is additionally an available and invaluable source for educators, university counselors, and others in similar fields.

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Grounded in the work of Shea (1998, 1999) and 22 Screening and Assessment Michel et al. (2001), we have suggested that preassessment attention to these issues through the therapeutic relationship will improve the quality of the response to suicide assessment scales. Additionally, we have argued that the clinical use of a collaborative and mutual therapeutic assessment process as outlined by Finn and Tonsager (1997) and supported by feminist assessment philosophies (Santos de Barona & Dutton, 1997) and extended to suicide assessment by Jobes et al.

Tendencies toward biased information processing can be magnified by state-dependent memory processes (Bower, 1981). An extensive body of research indicates that moods can influence ongoing information processing, including perceptual and memory processes. Depressed individuals tend, for example, to selectively recall past instances of failure and loss and selectively overlook or minimize past successes. Moreover, depressed mood can bias an individual’s perceptions of current events (Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1979).

Many researchers have attempted to circumvent the problem of low base rates of completed suicide in the general population suicide by investigating more frequent behaviors (such as suicide ideation, current suicidal intent, and nonfatal attempts), by studying vulnerable or at-risk groups, and by conducting postmortem “psychological autopsies” of completed suicides. It is thought that by understanding predictors of suicide in these groups, it may be possible to develop models for predicting suicidal behavior and completed suicide.

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