Adolescent Suicide: Assessment And Intervention
Berman, A.L., Jobes, D.A., & Silverman, M.M., 2006, Washington, D.C.: APA
Reflects on what is current and promising in working with the suicidal adolescent and provides information relevant to theory, research, practice, and intervention. Provides practical guidance for the clinician.
Assessment and Prediction of Suicide
Maris, R., Berman, A.L., Maltsberger, J.T., Yufit, R. (Eds.), 1992, New York: Guilford
Comprehensive reference volume of 32 chapters covering a range of specialized topics such as jail suicides, school suicide programs, hospital and clinic suicides, economic and social factors, and the biology of suicide.
The Assessment and Management of Suicidality
M. David Rudd, 2006, Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press
This book is intended as a pocket reference for mental health professionals in a general and for clinicians-in-training. Rudd emphasizes the importance of precise language in evaluation, a standard framework in assessment and the need for clear communication with the suicidal patient. This book offers a concise and complete discussion of 'core competencies' in suicide risk assessment and immediate management.
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Guidelines for Clinically Based Risk Management
Simon, R. I., 2002, American Psychiatric Association, Inc.
The incidence of suicide is elevated in all mental health diagnoses and patient suicide is the number one reason for malpractice lawsuits against psychiatrists. The author focuses on the crucial need for clinicians to perform a thorough, systematic suicide risk assessment on all patients who might be at some risk for suicide.
Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior
Robert I. Yufit and David Lester (Eds.), 2005, John Wiley
This book offers a well written and consistent compendium that crosses the chasm between research on suicide and clinical care with an emphasis on psychotherapy. This book has three basic sections - assessment, therapy and special issues.
Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide Through Cognitive Therapy
Thomas E. Ellis & Cory F. Newman, 1996, New Harbinger Publications
A well written book for the general public. It is filled with practical advice but remains cautious of the limitations of a self-help approach to reducing suicide risk.
Depression is a Choice: Winning the Battle Without Drugs
A.B. Curtiss, 2001, Hyperion
The author, a licensed family therapist and board-certified cognitive behavioral therapist with a family history of depression, takes a hard look at the syndrome and how to overcome it naturally, without medication.
Developing Clinical Skills in Suicide Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment
Jason McGlothlin, 2007, American Counseling Association
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Emergencies in Mental Health Practice: Evaluation and Management
Phillip M. Kleespies, Ph.D. (Ed.), 1997, New York: Guilford Publications
Focusing on acute clinical situations in which there is an imminent risk of serious harm or death to self or others, this practical resource helps clinicians evaluate and manage a range of mental health emergencies.
Evidence-Based Practice in Suicidology: A source book
Maurizio Pompili & Roberto Tatarelli (Ed.), 2010, Hoegrefe Publishing
This is the book we have all been waiting for. It provides answers to the key questions in suicidology: What is our evidence-base? And how can we translate research findings into effective suicide prevention interventions and practices? The expert contributors bring clarity into the field, describing the current research evidence as well as showing us how to interpret it and apply it in clinical and prevention settings.
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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention
Douglas G. Jacobs, M.D., (Ed.), 1999, California: Jossey-Bass
Clearly this is one of the most comprehensive guides available on suicide. It is a must read for every mental health professional and others devoted to helping people forced with a crisis. Provides a very clear and understandable approach to the phenomenology of suicide.
How to Identify Suicidal People: A Systematic Approach to Risk Assessment
T.W. White, 1999, Philadelphia: Charles Press
This is an excellent reference for mental health professionals who work with potentially suicidal people. Discusses the author's new method, an actual system of conduction risk assessment.
The Impact of Suicide
Mishara, B.L., (Ed.), 1995, New York; Springer Publishing Company, Inc.
A prestigious group of internationally known contributors, including Robert Kasienbaum, Alan Berman, and David Lester, take an incisive look at suicide's effects on family, friends, and professionals. Research data are supplemented by rich clinical experience.
Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach
David A. Jobes, 2006, Guilford Press
This easy-to-read book is ideal for clinicians interested in learning about CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality), a risk management framework. Jobes explains the theory and philosophy of the model as well as demonstrates its use.
Measuring Suicidal Behavior and Risk in Children and Adolescents
David B. Goldston, 2003, APA
This book offers practitioners and researchers practical, up-to-date information on a wide range of instruments used to evaluate suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents. In this critical and comprehensive reference book, the author first describes conceptual, definitional, and psychometric issues important in evaluating and comparing various assessment instruments and then focuses on available instruments that can be used for screening purposes or as adjuncts in detecting, describing, or estimating the risk of suicidal behavior.
Medical Conditions Association with Suicide Risk
Alan L. Berman & Maurizio Pompili, 2011, AAS
With Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk, Alan L. Berman, PhD and Maurizio Pompili, MD present a comprehensive summary of the most recent research surrounding the relationships between the most common and/or debilitating medical conditions and suicide risk. The text aims to provide essential information to medical and behavioral health providers as these professionals play a central role in the assessment, management, and prevention of suicide among the patients they treat.
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Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths
Stefan Timmermans, 2006, University of Chicago Press
Timmermans' offerings are far less glitzy and hyper-technical than those depicted on TV, as he puts forth a clear and deeply penetrating view on how medical examiners do their work and their connections to the criminal justice system, the medical establishment, bereaved family members, and public health interests. Timmermans' work also offers abundant dividends for suicidologists.
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The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors
Shawn C. Shea, 1999, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Shea provides a thorough introduction to the CASE (Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events) approach, using numerous case examples. The author moves the reader from suicidology theory and research to elicitation of suicide ideation to appropriate decision making and treatment planning. This book would be equally useful for students, beginning clinicians, and seasoned veterans.
Preventing Patient Suicide: Clinical Assessment and Management
Robert I. Simon, M.D., 2010, American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Robert I. Simon, M.D., a preeminent psychiatrist and prolific author on the subject of law and psychiatry, offers a pragmatic and empathic guide for clinicians grappling with that most critical of questions: How can I protect my patients from themselves?
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Prevention and Treatment of Suicidal Behaviour: From Science to Practice
Keith Hawton (Ed.), 2005, Oxford University Press
This book addresses issues of suicide epidemiology, prevention, intervention, and postvention from a global perspective by bringing together a contingent of international suicidologists. The book highlights numerous issues related to the prevention and treatment of suicide in the international community and is organized into five thematic sections: epidemiology and trends of suicide and suicide-related behavior; theoretical and biological understanding of suicide; critical factors in providing treatment to those who are suicidal; suicide prevention; and survivor/volunteer roles in suicidology.
Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management
Robert I. Simon & Robert E. Hales (Eds.), 2006, American Psychiatric Publishing
The editors have brought together a range of medical experts to provide detailed summaries of current knowledge across various domains of suicidology relevant to practicing professionals.
Treating Self-Injury: A Practical Guide, Second Edition
Barent W. Walsh, 2012, Guilford Press, NYC
This trusted practitioner resource is acclaimed for its clear, compassionate, and hopeful approach to working with clients who self-injure. Barent Walsh provides current, evidence-based knowledge about the variety and causes of self-injurious behavior, its relationship to suicidality, and how to assess and treat it effectively. Illustrated with detailed case examples, chapters review a wide range of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Essential guidance is provided on tailoring the intensity of intervention to each client's unique needs. Walsh is joined by several colleagues who have contributed chapters in their respective areas of expertise.
Treating Suicidal Behavior: An Effective, Time-Limited Approach
M.D. Rudd, T. Joiner, & M.H. Rajab, 2000, Guilford Publications
This manual provides an empirically supported approach to treating suicidality that is specifically tailored to today's managed care environment. Structured yet flexible, the model is fully compatible with current best practice standards.