Helping the Suicidal Person

Tips and Techniques for Professionals

Author: Stacey Freedenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317353269

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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Helping the Suicidal Person provides a highly practical toolbox for mental health professionals. The book first covers the need for professionals to examine their own personal experiences and fears around suicide, moves into essential areas of risk assessment, safety planning, and treatment planning, and then provides a rich assortment of tips for reducing the person’s suicidal danger and rebuilding the wish to live. The techniques described in the book can be interspersed into any type of therapy, no matter what the professional’s theoretical orientation is and no matter whether it’s the client’s first, tenth, or one-hundredth session. Clinicians don’t need to read this book in any particular order, or even read all of it. Open the book to any page, and find a useful tip or technique that can be applied immediately.
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Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Suicidal Adolescents

Translating Science Into Practice

Author: Michele Berk, Ph.D.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 161537163X

Category: Medical

Page: 363

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Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Suicidal Adolescents: Translating Science Into Practice combines state-of-the-art research and treatment development with clinical descriptions of evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment strategies for adolescents struggling with suicidality and self-harm. The book provides important information on clinical approaches that have shown promise in reducing the risk of suicide attempts and self-harm in teens and preventing the tragedy of premature death by suicide. Following two chapters on risk assessment and safety planning, six chapters present different approaches to psychosocial treatment. Although some approaches share common theoretical roots, and most address similar targets and mechanisms (e.g., restricting access to lethal means of self-harm, enhancing family support and functioning, and strengthening emotion regulation), each treatment modality has important differences and distinct strengths. The book's final chapter addresses pharmacological strategies for managing and treating suicidality. This combination of information on risk assessment and management, safety planning, psychosocial treatment, and pharmacologic treatment reflects the perspective that psychosocial and biologically based risk and protective factors are increasingly recognized as crucial for improving the mental health of and outcomes for adolescents and their families. The volume's many useful features include the following: * The book is user-friendly. Each treatment chapter follows a common structure: overview, theoretical model, review of current empirical evidence, primary treatment components and intervention strategies, case example, recommendations for implementing the approach in practice, resources for obtaining training, and suggested readings. Readers can easily find relevant information and compare treatment approaches.* The book is practice friendly. By offering a review of existing evidence-based treatments for at-risk adolescents in one accessible volume, the book makes it easier for clinicians to learn about current findings in the field and to choose between existing approaches. Moreover, the clinically rich chapters contain case examples and suggestions for implementing each treatment into practice across a range of settings. * The book is pragmatic. Recognizing that clinicians attempting to implement these promising treatments in community practice with limited resources may encounter challenges, the authors include a table at the end of each treatment chapter describing elements that may more easily be put into practice when implementation of the full treatment protocol is not feasible.* The book emphasizes risk assessment and safety. Risk and protective factors are explored in-depth, as are strategies for enhancing safety. These strategies are relatively straightforward, but they have the enormous potential to save lives. An indispensable resource not only for clinicians working across diverse practice settings, Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches for Suicidal Adolescents: Translating Science Into Practice will also prove valuable to policy makers, health and behavioral health system leaders, and researchers engaged in the critically important work of reducing suicide among adolescents.
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Clinical Manual for the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients

Author: John A. Chiles,Kirk D. Strosahl,Laura Weiss Roberts

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615372024

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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Since the first edition of Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients was published in 2005, advances have been made that increase our understanding of suicidal and self-destructive behavior. Although clinicians cannot unerringly predict which patients will die by suicide, they can focus more successfully on early identification of suicidal behavior and effective intervention, and this new edition of the clinical manual thoroughly explores not only assessment of suicidality but what comes after an at-risk patient has been identified. The authors argue that treating specific psychiatric disorders is not enough to prevent suicide, and they offer clinicians the necessary information and strategies to bridge that gap. The authors' main premise is that suicide is a dangerous and short-term problem-solving behavior designed to regulate or eliminate intense emotional pain -- a quick fix where a long-term effective solution is needed -- and this understanding is the underpinning of the assessment and treatment strategies the authors recommend. The content of this new edition has been thoroughly reviewed and revised, and substantive changes have been made to specific chapters to ensure that the book represents the most current thinking and research, while retaining the strengths of the previous edition. The chapter on assessment has been revised to put the fundamental components of effective treatment in a clinical, case-oriented context and includes an easy-to-use assessment protocol that allows clinicians to determine where individual patients stand on seven dimensions (cognitive rigidity, problem-solving deficits, heightened mental pain, emotionally avoidant coping style, interpersonal deficits, self-control deficits, and environmental stress and social support deficits). The many issues involved in the use of psychotropic medications in suicidal patients are addressed in a new chapter, which includes information on the relevant classes of drugs (such as antidepressants and antianxiety agents) and the issues that may arise with their use, including side effects, degree of lethality, and tendency to aggravate suicidality on introduction and withdrawal of the medication. The chapter on special populations has been expanded to include adolescents, elders, and patients with co-occurring substance abuse or psychosis. Because of additional vulnerabilities, treating these groups may call for the use of added or special techniques to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes. Primary care physicians are the first point of contact for many patients, and they may require additional preparation in order to assess and respond to those experiencing suicidal thoughts. The chapter "Suicidal Patients in Primary Care" explores strategies for screening, recognizing, and assessing risk; treating the initial crisis; and developing a crisis management plan. "Tips for Success" appear at intervals, and "The Essentials" are included at the end of each chapter, highlighting the most important concepts. In addition, there are scores of helpful charts and exercises. Practical, accessible, and reader-friendly, the Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients is not an academic book but rather is one designed to become an indispensable part of clinicians' working libraries.
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Psychiatric Interviewing E-Book

The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals

Author: Shawn Christopher Shea

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143773782X

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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With time at a premium, today's clinicians must rapidly engage their patients while gathering an imposingly large amount of critical information. These clinicians appropriately worry that the "person" beneath the diagnoses will be lost in the shuffle of time constraints, data gathering, and the creation of the electronic health record. Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals, 3rd Edition tackles these problems head-on, providing flexible and practical solutions for gathering critical information while always attending to the concerns and unique needs of the patient. Within the text, Dr. Shea deftly integrates interviewing techniques from a variety of professional disciplines from psychiatry to clinical psychology, social work, and counseling providing a broad scope of theoretical foundation. Written in the same refreshing, informal writing style that made the first two editions best sellers, the text provides a compelling introduction to all of the core interviewing skills from conveying empathy, effectively utilizing open-ended questions, and forging a powerful therapeutic alliance to sensitively structuring the interview while understanding nonverbal communication at a sophisticated level. Updated to the DSM-5, the text also illustrates how to arrive at a differential diagnosis in a humanistic, caring fashion with the patient treated as a person, not just another case. Whether the reader is a psychiatric resident or a graduate student in clinical psychology, social work, counseling or psychiatric nursing, the updated third edition is designed to prepare the trainee to function effectively in the hectic worlds of community mental health centers, inpatient units, emergency rooms, and university counseling centers. To do so, the pages are filled with sample questions and examples of interviewing dialogue that bring to life methods for sensitively exploring difficult topics such as domestic violence, drug abuse, incest, antisocial behavior, and taking a sexual history as well as performing complex processes such as the mental status. The expanded chapter on suicide assessment includes an introduction to the internationally acclaimed interviewing strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation, the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach). Dr. Shea, the creator of the CASE Approach, then illustrates its techniques in a compelling video demonstrating its effective use in an interview involving a complex presentation of suicidal planning and intent .A key aspect of this text is its unique appeal to both novice and experienced clinicians. It is designed to grow with the reader as they progress through their graduate training, while providing a reference that the reader will pull off the shelf many times in their subsequent career as a mental health professional. Perhaps the most unique aspect in this regard is the addition of five complete chapters on Advanced and Specialized Interviewing (which comprise Part IV of the book) which appear as bonus chapters in the accompanying e-book without any additional cost to the reader. With over 310 pages, this web-based bonus section provides the reader with essentially two books for the price of one, acquiring not only the expanded core textbook but a set of independent monographs on specialized skill sets that the reader and/or faculty can add to their curriculum as they deem fit.
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Techniques of Grief Therapy

Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415807255

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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"Techniques of Grief Therapy is an indispensable guidebook to the most inventive and inspirational interventions in grief and bereavement counseling and therapy. Individually, each technique emphasizes creativity and practicality. As a whole, they capture the richness of practices in the field and the innovative approaches that clinicians in diverse settings have developed, in some cases over decades, to effectively address the needs of the bereaved. New professionals and seasoned clinicians will find dozens of ideas that are ready to implement and are packed with useful features, including:An intuitive, thematic organization that makes it easy to find the right technique for a particular situation Expert guidance on implementing each technique and tips on avoiding common pitfalls Sample worksheets and activities for use in session and as homework assignments Illustrative case studies and transcripts"--
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Help Your Children Cope With Your Divorce

A Relate Guide

Author: Paula Hall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489558

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Children of all ages can be devastated by the news that their parents are splitting up. Even those who have been living in a highly conflictual situation are often shocked by their parents' final decision to separate. For most children, separation means major changes to family life and often losing a parent. The long-term impacts of divorce are now widely recognised with increasing chances of problems at school, criminal behaviour, problems in their own relationships and mental illness. This guide will provide you with clear advice and guidance on how to minimise the impact of your relationship breakdown on your children. Including: - An explanation of the age-specific issues that children face when they find out their family is breaking up - Professional comment, stories and quotes from children - Checklists and case studies Acknowledging the personal difficulties faced by the adult who has made the decision to leave, as well as the adult who feels they are being abandoned, this sensitive, accessible guide is a must for all parents going through divorce or separation who are concerned for their children.
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Johnson's Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Author: Wanda K. Mohr,Barbara Schoen Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781719841

Category: Medical

Page: 798

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This comprehensive, revised text discusses psychiatric nursing through an adaptation and growth framework integrating the nursing process. This edition emphasizes psychiatric mental health nursing more from in-patient care to community-based care. Major disorders are addressed, as well as treatments and psychiatric topics throughout the lifespan. Other features include its visual and readable presentation and numerous pedagogical tools,such as learning objectives and therapeutic dialogues. New to this edition are: clinical examples at the beginning of every disorder; reflection and critical thinking questions; nursing care plans; historical capsule; nursing practice implications; key terms and more. A Study Guide accompanies the text. For more information, visit http://connection.lww.com/go/mohr.
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Clinical Interviewing

Author: John Sommers-Flanagan,Rita Sommers-Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470467355

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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The Fourth Edition of the classic Clinical Interviewing by John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan reflects current research in the field as well as an important expansion of multicultural content throughout. Fully revised, this invaluable text will help you sharpen your counseling skills with thoughtful insight into critical interviewing techniques that will result in more effective and compassionate therapy. Complete with real-world case examples, this essential guide equips you to master the skills necessary in mental health interviewing.
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Fit & Well

Core Concepts and Labs for Physical Fitness

Author: Thomas Davin Fahey,Paul M. Insel,Walton T. Roth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780073041339

Category: Health

Page: 358

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