Treating Suicidal Behavior

Treating Suicidal Behavior

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This manual provides an empirically supported approach to treating suicidality that is specifically tailored to todays managed care environment. Structured yet flexible, the model is fully compatible with current best practice standards. The authors establish the empirical and theoretical foundations for time-limited treatment and describe the specific tasks involved in assessment and intervention. The book then details effective ways to conduct a rapid case conceptualization and outpatient risk assessment, determine and implement individualized treatment targets, and monitor treatment outcomes. Outlined are clear-cut intervention techniques that focus on symptom management, restructuring the patients suicidal belief system, and building such key skills as interpersonal assertiveness, distress tolerance, and problem solving. Other topics covered include the role of the therapeutic relationship, applications to group work and longer-term therapy, the use of medications, patient selection, and termination of treatment. Illustrated with helpful clinical examples, the book features numerous table, figures, and sample handouts and forms, some of which may be reproduced for professional use.For example, the determination that a first-grade student has mastered the consonant blend aquot;daquot; may be a relatively easy and highly reliable classroom assessment task. The determination that the same student successfully applies comprehension strategies to read a persuasive essay is ... Ecological validity, the degree to which assessment procedures and materials reflect practice in elementary schools, anbsp;...


Title:Treating Suicidal Behavior
Author: M. David Rudd, Thomas E. Joiner, M. Hasan Rajab
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2004
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