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The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury


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1. Introduction to the Handbook Matthew K. Nock Part One: Classification of Self-Injurious Behaviors 2. The Classification of Suicidal Behavior Kelly Posner, Beth Brodsky, Kseniya Yershova, Jacqueline Buchanan, and John Mann 3. Distinguishing between Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp 4. Should We Expand the Conceptualization of Self-Injurious Behavior? Rationale, Review, and Recommendations Jill M. Hooley and Sarah St. Germain Part Two: Phenomenology and Epidemiology 5. Suicidal Behaviors among Children and Adolescents Christianne Esposito-Smythers, Julie Weismoore, Rupa P. Zimmermann, and Anthony Spirito 6. Suicidal Behaviors Among Adults Eve K. Moscicki 7. Person-Centered Prevention of Suicide Among Older Adults Paul R. Duberstein and Marnin J. Heisel 8. Non-suicidal Self-injury across the Lifespan Janis Whitlock and Matthew Selekman Part Three: Approaches to Understanding Self-Injurious Behaviors 9. Genetic and Neurobiological Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors Laura M. Fiori, Carl Ernst, and Gustavo Turecki 10. Developmental Approaches to Understanding Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behaviors Sheila E. Crowell, Christina M. Derbidge, and Theodore P. Beauchaine 11. Social and Ecological Approaches to Suicidal Behaviors and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Nicole Heilbron, Joseph C. Franklin, John D. Guerry, and Mitchell J. Prinstein 12. Cognitive and Information Processing Approaches to Understanding Suicidal Behaviors Amy Wenzel and Megan Spokas 13. Psychodynamics of Suicide Mark J. Goldblatt 14. Racial/Ethnic, Spiritual/Religious, and Sexual Orientation Influences on Suicidal Behaviors Regina M. Sherman, Barbara D'Orio, Miesha N. Rhodes, Stephanie Gantt, and Nadine J. Kaslow 15. Comprehensive Theories of Suicidal Behaviors Edward A. Selby, Thomas E. Joiner Jr., and Jessica D. Ribeiro 16. Comprehensive Theoretical Models of NSSI Colleen M. Jacobson and Kristen Batejan Part Four: Assessment 17. Core Competencies, Warning Signs, and a Framework for Suicide Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice M. David Rudd 18. Assessment of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury E. David Klonsky and Stephen P. Lewis Part Five: Prevention and Intervention 19. Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors Jose M. Bertolote 20. Psychological Treatment of Suicidal Behaviors Erin F. Ward-Ciesielski and Marsha M. Linehan 21. The Pharmacologic Treatment of Suicidal Patients Jan Fawcett and Katie A. Busch 22. Prevention of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Nancy L. Heath, Jessica R. Toste, and Shannon-Dell MacPhee 23. Psychological Treatments for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Barbara Stanley, Virginia Fineran, and Beth Brodsky 24. Pharmacologic Treatment of NSSI Paul L. Plener and Gerhard Libal Part Six: Special Issues 25. Overlap between Suicidal Behavior and Interpersonal Violence Marc Hillbrand 26. Suicide Terrorism Ellen Townsend 27. Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Agnes van der Heide 28. Survivors of Suicide Holly Parker 29. Conclusion to the Handbook Matthew K. Nock

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Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.


"The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury, under Professor Nock's editorship, presents a comprehensive, current, and incisive picture about the assessment, classification, course, etiology, treatment, and prevention of suicidal and self-injurious behavior. Written with scientific rigor and clinical insight, it belongs in the library of every scientist and clinician interested in suicide and self-injury across the lifespan. In addition to providing a snapshot of the current state of science of suicide and self-injury, this book also paints a clear picture of the limits of our current understanding, thereby providing a roadmap for where the field needs to go in the future." -David Brent, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine "This extremely informative text includes 29 well-constructed chapters by experts in each respective area. [T]he organization of the text is appealing and reader-friendly [and] have a number of consistencies that are helpful to the reader. The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury covers a diverse array of topics in a transtheoretical and multidisciplinary nature that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. The extensive reach of this book will likely have a broad impact. Seasoned therapists, physicians, and researchers will also benefit from a deepened understanding of the important concepts covered in the book. The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injuryr sets the groundwork for future quality work on the prevention and intervention of self-injurious behaviors." -Colleen M. Cummings, PsycCRITIQUES "With NSSI as a provisional DSM-5 diagnosis and with changes in the DSM-5 expected to occur more frequently than in the past, The Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury can provide clinicians with greater understanding of the issues for assessment and treatment. It also provides the reader the opportunity to be well informed for the coming dialogues about suicide and NSSI." --Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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