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Evidence Based Practice In Suicidology

Author : Maurizio Pompili
ISBN : 9781616763831
Genre : Psychology
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An innovative and long overdue book by the world’s leading researchers and practitioners, describing what really works in suicide prevention, the evidence for particular approaches, where the gaps are in our knowledge, and how we can fill them.Suicide rat

Suicide Prevention And New Technologies

Author : B. Mishara
ISBN : 9781137351692
Genre : Psychology
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The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives.

Nonsuicidal Self Injury

Author : E. David Klonsky
ISBN : 9781613343371
Genre : Psychology
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Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a baffling, troubling, and hard to treat phenomenon that has increased markedly in recent years. Key issues in diagnosing and treating NSSI adequately include differentiating it from attempted suicide and other mental disorders, as well as understanding the motivations for self-injury and the context in which it occurs. This accessible and practical book provides therapists and students with a clear understanding of these key issues, as well as of suitable assessment techniques. It then goes on to delineate research-informed treatment approaches for NSSI, with an emphasis on functional assessment, emotion regulation, and problem solving, including motivational interviewing, interpersonal skills, CBT, DBT, behavioral management strategies, delay behaviors, exercise, family therapy, risk management, and medication, as well as how to successfully combine methods.

Comprehensive Textbook Of Suicidology

Author : Alan Lee Berman
ISBN : 157230541X
Genre : Psychology
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Multidisciplinary and comprehensive in scope, this volume serves as an authoritative overview of scientific knowledge about suicide and its prevention, providing a foundation in theory, research, and clinical applications. Issues relevant to clinical case management are highlighted, and various treatment modalities are discussed in light of the latest research findings.

Critical Suicidology

Author : Jennifer White
ISBN : 9780774830324
Genre : Psychology
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In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has become too focused on the biomedical paradigm: a model that pathologizes distress and obscures the social, political, and historical contexts that contribute to human suffering. The authors take a critical look at existing research, introduce the perspectives of those who have direct personal knowledge of suicide and suicidal behaviour, and propose alternative approaches that are creative and culturally sensitive. In the right hands, this book could save lives.

Suicide In Schools

Author : Terri A. Erbacher
ISBN : 9781135074456
Genre : Psychology
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Suicide in Schools provides school-based professionals with practical, easy-to-use guidance on developing and implementing effective suicide prevention, assessment, intervention and postvention strategies. Utilizing a multi-level systems approach, this book includes step-by-step guidelines for developing crisis teams and prevention programs, assessing and intervening with suicidal youth, and working with families and community organizations during and after a suicidal crisis. The authors include detailed case examples, innovative approaches for professional practice, usable handouts, and internet resources on the best practice approaches to effectively work with youth who are experiencing a suicidal crisis as well as those students, families, school staff, and community members who have suffered the loss of a loved one to suicide. Readers will come away from this book with clear, step-by-step guidelines on how to work proactively with school personnel and community professionals, think about suicide prevention from a three-tiered systems approach, how to identify those who might be at risk, and how to support survivors after a traumatic event--all in a practical, user-friendly format geared especially for the needs of school-based professionals.

Evidence Based Behavioral Health Practices For Older Adults

Author : Hongtu Chen, PhD
ISBN : 082616966X
Genre : Medical
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Improve Service Delivery with New Evidence-Based Guidelines Geared to improve service delivery in the care of older adults, this new and more authoritative approach to practice and management is supported by the latest evidence-based guidelines from the leading experts in the field. For the first time, behavioral health care providers can gain access to a more reliable source for implementing and improving service delivery protocols and practices. This new guide applies evidence-based criteria to the following patient care and management needs to help you: Select an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Assess Feasibility Manage Quality Create a Culturally Grounded Practice Assess and Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders Assess and Treat Dementia and Schizophrenia Review by Service Delivery Process Review within Special Settings Create More Sustainable Services Written primarily for program administrators and clinical supervisors, health care professionals in mental health and geriatric services, and teachers and students in the field of geriatric health care, much of the timely information contained in this book can be used as a reference for evidence-based geriatric behavioral health by people who work with elderly clients with mental health needs.

Resources For Suicide Prevention

Author : Diego De Leo
ISBN : 0889374546
Genre : Suicidal behavior
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Keep up-to-date with recent research and practice in suicide. This book is based on the TRIPLE i in Suicidology internationalconferences, which are organised annually by the Slovene Center forSuicide Research in memory of the late Prof. Andrej Marusič withthe aim of promoting intuition, imagination and innovation in theresearch and prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour. Thecarefully selected chapters provide food for thought topractitioners, researchers, students, and all those who come intocontact with the tragedy of suicide, with the hope of stimulatingnew ideas and interventions in the difficult fight against suicidalbehaviours.In four parts, the internationally renowned team of authorssummarises the achievements of suicidology so far (both inquantitative and qualitative research), presents effectiveinterventions in suicide prevention (including for youths and olderpeople) and knowledge gained in bereavement and postventionstudies (such as in different cultures and those bereaved by suicide),and highlights future directions for suicide research and prevention.The volume is thus a useful resource for all those interested inkeeping up-to-date with recent research and practice in suicide.

International Handbook Of Suicide Prevention

Author : Rory C. O'Connor
ISBN : 9781119996149
Genre : Psychology
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The International Handbook of Suicide Prevention showcases the latest cutting-edge research from the world’s leading authorities, and highlights policy and practice implications for the prevention of suicide. Brings together the world’s leading authorities on suicidal behaviour, renowned for their suicide prevention research, policy and practice Addresses the key questions of why people attempt suicide, the best interventions, treatments and care for those at risk, and the key international challenges in trying to prevent suicide Describes up-to-date, theoretically-derived and evidence-based research and practice from across the globe, which will have implications across countries, cultures and the lifespan

The Suicidal Patient

Author : Bruce Michael Bongar
ISBN : 1433813254
Genre : Psychology
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"This book has tremendous value for three audiences embroiled in or potentially subject to these kinds of courtroom disputes: mental health professionals who evaluate and treat persons at risk for suicidal behavior, institutions (clinics, hospitals, jails, prisons) that manage suicide risk, and attorneys in suicide-related disputes. The contents of this book address the nexus of (a) U.S. laws bearing on culpability for suicidal behavior, (b) the standards of care for various health professionals and institutions that assess or treat suicidal patients, and (c) the empirical knowledge that does or does not exist about predicting suicidal behavior and managing suicide risk. You may pick up this book to learn what the health and corrections fields themselves expect their workers to know and do in the face of suicide risk; to interpret the related expectations, duties, responsibilities, and standards of care; to formulate the "crimes of commission and omission" (Murphy, 1975a, 1975b) that a health professional or institution would be wise to avoid; or to understand how U.S. court findings have parsed responsibility for suicidal deaths. It is no coincidence that the first edition of this book was published in 1991 at a time when empirical study of suicidal behavior was advancing from adolescence into early adulthood. The first empirical clinical studies of suicidal behavior, the community-based "psychological autopsy" studies of completed suicide by Robins and colleagues conducted in St. Louis during the 1950s (Robins, Gassner, Kayes, Wilkinson, & Murphy, 1959; Robins, Murphy, Wilkinson, Gassner, & Kayes, 1959), began a process of testing handed-down clinical wisdom and revealing its folklore like qualities. Since that time, a substantial body of well-designed, well-controlled studies--reviewed thoughtfully in this book--have continued to challenge the chestnuts of "clinical experience" and "received wisdom" and have turned many truisms on their heads. For example, we now know that at least half of those who die by suicide had never made a previous attempt. Death by suicide is rare unless a major psychiatric disorder is one contributing factor. Persons under the most severe life stress, defined objectively or subjectively, are not the ones at greatest risk for suicide, when analysis controls for the most significant risk factors. In the one large-enough prospective study of completed suicide, expert assessment of suicidal thoughts or plans did not distinguish between depressed inpatients who killed themselves soon afterward and those who lived on. Some clinicians, institutions, attorneys, and expert witnesses have not yet crossed the watershed separating untested wisdom and personal experience from the modern empirically based clinical standards for assessing and managing suicide risk, as reviewed in this book. The single-case psychological autopsy, for example, is a shibboleth based on the idea that an expert with unique experiences can divine the "inner truth" of a decedent and the circumstances of his or her death. This book poses the meaningful alternative: the possibility of a dispassionate, penetrating "root cause analysis" based on scientific evidence. For decades, suicide has been and continues to be the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide is uncomfortable to talk about, and many prefer to sweep the topic under the rug; but suicide remains a serious public health problem. This third edition of The Suicidal Patient by Bruce Bongar and Glenn Sullivan will prove to be an essential and vital resource for clinicians, supervisors, attorney, and clinicians in training"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

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