Book

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors

Author : Shawn Christopher Shea

  • Paperback
  • 9780615455648
  • 0615455646
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 336
  • Book
  • Mental Health Presses
  • Mental Health Presses
  • Suicide Depression
  • Only $35.00

    Out Of Stock

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors

Penned with a compelling elegance and charm, the "Practical Art of Suicide Assessment" is brimming with clinical wisdom, enlightening case illustrations and a vibrant sense of compassion. Viewed as one of the classics in the field of mental health, and acclaimed by both beginning students and experienced clinicians alike, it describes in a step-by-step fashion exactly how to make a sound suicide assessment. Dr. Shea explores the causes of suicidal ideation as well as the nuances of risk actors, protective factors, and the complexities of the clinical formulation of risk. He skillfully integrates all of this information for the reader by using real-life case examples and addressing daunting clinical challenges head-on such as assessing suicide risk with clients coping with borderline personality disorder or psychotic process. In addition Dr. Shea brings to life the highly acclaimed interview strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation, planning, behavior and intent the "Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach)". Dr. Shea, the originator of the CASE Approach, shows exactly how to creatively and flexibly use its innovative interviewing techniques to match the unique needs of every client. The CASE Approach has been described by the noted suicidologist and past President of the American Association of Suicidology, David Jobes, Ph.D. as follows: "The CASE Approach moves the clinician almost imperceptibly into the secret internal workings of the mind and soul of the patient tormented by suicidal ideation. I believe that the CASE Approach is a remarkable conceptual and clinical contribution to the field of suicidology. It should be taught to any front-line clinician. It has the power to meaningfully save lives." Dr. Shea concludes the book with a no-nonsense approach to documenting a suicide risk assessment that can both help to save a client's life as well as keep the clinician out of court. Respected across the globe, the Practical Art of Suicide Assessment has been translated into languages as diverse as French and Japanese. Mental Health Presses is pleased to re-issue this classic in contemporary suicide prevention (originally published in 2002).

0 item Shopping Cart

Similar products

No Similar Book Found
Posts
looking for advice for helping self harmers:

Category: Suicide Awareness 

So I have a friend who is suicidal and self harms themselves. I'm not sure how to help them but I know I am the only who can. Its worth noting she is going to therapy but she doesn't want help from them and she doesn't trust her parents anymore and I've heard t

Date : 10 May 2017

Created By : Sisyphus Read More

Suicide Prevention:

Category: Suicide Awareness  Depression 

Interesting article on suicide prevention and erasing the stigma associated with mental health problems. 

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/09/health/suicide-prevention-college-campus/

 

Date : 23 Nov 2016

Created By : Yasmin Kayiran Read More

Suicide Stigmas Need To Stop!:

Category: Addiction  Alcohol Abuse  Suicide Awareness  Suicide Prevention 

It is so shameful the way that "suicide" victims are always viewed as crazy or drug seeking behaviors.  Opposed to writing a story about someone in pain and their struggle, our society loves to point out people's flaws and struggle but never offer suggestions to help

Date : 20 May 2018

Created By : D Read More

0 item Shopping Cart

Bookshelf Categories

Hire CIJIK Sober Companion
+1 (800) 273-8255
Right Bar
Contact us!