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Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients
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This practical handbook presents an evidence model for understanding and treating suicidal behavior in all its forms, providing easy-to-use assessment tools for clinical practice-including "interactive" self-assessments to highlight important ethical points and checklists against which readers can assess how they are doing-clinical vignettes and narratives to illustrate key assessment and intervention principles, and an intervention model for working with suicide survivors. Each chapter is designed for use in individual instruction or as a training module.
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Table of Contents

ContributorPrefaceChapter 1. Introduction: The dimensions of suicidal behaviorChapter 2. The clinician's emotions, values, legal exposure, and ethics: global issues in the treatment of suicidal patientsChapter 3. A basic model of suicidal behaviorChapter 4. Assessment of suicidal behavior and predisposing factors: blending your assessment with treatmentChapter 5. Outpatient interventions with suicidal patientsChapter 6. The repetitiously suicidal patient: evaluation, psychotherapy, and basic case managementChapter 7. Managing suicidal emergencies: more on crisis and case managementChapter 8. Hospitals and suicidal behavior: a complex relationshipChapter 9. Working with special populations: substance-abusing, psychotic, young, and elderly patientsChapter 10. Suicidal patients in general health careChapter 11. Understanding and providing care to survivors of suicideAppendix A: Philosophies about suicideAppendix B: Consequences of suicidal behavior questionnaireAppendix C: Reasons for living inventoryAppendix D: Suicidal thinking and behaviors questionnaireAppendix E: Malpractice management assessmentIndex

About the Author

John A. Chiles, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Sound Psychiatry Consulting Group, in Port Townsend, Washington. Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist at Mountainview Consulting Group Inc., in Moxee, Washington.

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This comprehensive text covers everything from the basic causes and diagnosis of suicidality, to treatment strategies and suggestions for comprehensive set-up of community and hospital based services for the suicidal patient and their family.... It is highly recommended as an excellent, readable resource for clinicians and administrators in the mental health and medical fields. It deserves a place on the bookshelves of any educational or professional library serving students or practitioners in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, social work, psychology, or counseling. * E-Streams *

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