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.Less able first-grade readers, in contrast, chose books with informative pictures that required no text reading and did not compel them to ... Whether it is less able first-grade readers choosing picture books because decoding is painful and laborious or fourth- and sixth-grade readers ... Free choice alone is not going to improve the reading of less able readers who are choosing not to engage with the text.

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

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