The Practical Art Of Suicide Assessment: A Guide For Mental Health Professionals And Substance Abuse Counselors
Wiley

The Practical Art Of Suicide Assessment: A Guide For Mental Health Professionals And Substance Abuse Counselors

  • Publish Date: 2002-08-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Shawn Christopher Shea

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Critical Acclaim for The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment

There is . . . no better guide for learning about and clinically assessing the phenomenology of suicidal states. 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. -David A. Jobes, PhD, past president, American Association of Suicidology

If I were asked to recommend only one book to equip clinicians to conduct the best possible suicide risk assessments, The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment would be it. -Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, past director, Clinical Division of the American Association of Suicidology

A concise, carefully conceptualized, well-written book . . . highly recommended for all psychiatric residents and all other mental health students. -Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

This outstanding book is informative, interesting, and clinically useful. -American Journal of Psychiatry

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment covers all the critical elements of suicide assessment-from risk factor analysis to evaluating clients with borderline personality disorders or psychotic process. This highly acclaimed text provides mental health professionals with the tools they need to assess a client's suicide risk and assign appropriate levels of care using the highly acclaimed interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation-the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach).

Now available in paperback, the leading book on suicide assessment also contains three important new appendices:
* How to Document a Suicide Assessment
* Safety Contracting Revisited: Pros, Cons, and Documentation
* A Quick Guide to Suicide Prevention Web Sites

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