Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior by Robert I Yufit, David Lester

By Robert I Yufit, David Lester

Present and finished info about the review and remedy of suicidal people and the prevention of suicidal habit

The 8th major reason behind demise within the usa and the second one best reason between U.S. kids, suicide is exclusive in being self-inflicted and is, as such, frequently preventable. by means of assessing the danger of suicide adequately, delivering potent remedy in line with this danger, and enforcing ideas opposed to suicidal urges, psychological overall healthiness pros can effectively consultant their consumers clear of this mindless taking of life.

Assessment, therapy, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior presents the most up-tp-date and finished resource of knowledge, guidance, and case reviews for operating with consumers liable to suicide. It bargains clinicians, counselors, and different psychological wellbeing and fitness execs a pragmatic toolbox on 3 major components of interest:

  • Screening and overview covers empirically established review innovations and the way they could outline dimensions of vulnerability and degree the chance of self-destructive habit. Authors speak about examine at the use of every screening tool, guidance and recommendations for utilizing the software in perform, and a case examine illustrating its application.
  • Intervention and remedy compares a number of varied ways for structuring psychotherapy with suicidal consumers. each one writer covers a psychotherapy approach, its software to suicidal consumers, and a case research of its real-world use.
  • Suicide and Violence explores the connection among suicidal contributors and violence, protecting suicide in particular contexts akin to college violence, police confrontations, and terrorist violence. This part additionally encompasses a dialogue of the elevated probability of suicide in our extra insecure and violent global, in addition to how topromote coping kinds for those new anxieties.

whereas addressed regularly to psychologists, social staff, and different psychological wellbeing and fitness pros to be used in serving their consumers, in addition to scholars of psychology, Assessment, remedy, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior is additionally an obtainable and priceless source for educators, university counselors, and others in similar fields.

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Furthermore, they argued that psychomotor activity and agitation is overtly observable and, therefore, somewhat inappropriate for a self-report measure. These issues were addressed with the publication of the BDI-II, a revised version of the scale designed to address the full range of symptoms included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) criteria for major depression. Assessment of Suicide: Beck’s Scales for Assessing Mood and Suicidality 41 Studies indicate that BDI scores are highly correlated with suicidal intent.

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