An Ethically and Scientifically Informed Approach
Guides readers through the full process of treating suicidal patients, from screening to relapse prevention, using effective, research-informed interventions. Sam Knapp explains suicidal behaviour through ideation to action theories of suicide, and argues for the application of principle based ethics when making treatment decisions.
This book offers essential information about assessing, managing, and
providing mental health treatment for suicidal adult outpatients.
Suicide is a heartbreaking phenomenon that is the result of innumerable
factors embedded in the personal histories and experiences of each
patient. Yet despite this complexity, research has uncovered
commonalities that can enable mental health practitioners to
successfully treat suicidal patients.
In this book, author Sam
Knapp guides readers through the full process of treating suicidal
patients, from screening to relapse prevention, using effective,
research-informed interventions. He explains suicidal behavior through
ideationtoaction theories of suicide, and argues for the application of
principlebased ethics when making treatment decisions. He emphasizes the
importance of a strong therapeutic relationship, and respecting patient
autonomy as much as possible in such circumstances. Throughout, he
makes current research on suicide accessible and useful to practicing
mental health providers, connecting it with practical approaches and
case examples informed by the authorï¿½s extensive clinical experience.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Facts, Theories, and Perspectives on Suicide
- Chapter 2. Screening and Assessment
- Chapter 3. Intervention Part One: Including Managing Suicide Risk
- Chapter 4. Intervention Part Two: Suicide-Informed Psychotherapy
- Chapter 5. Professional Liability, Quality Enhancement, and Emotional Competence
- Appendix A: Patient Self-Report Sheet
- Appendix B: Content Areas to be Covered for 90871 and Additional Topics Relevant to Assessing Suicidal Patients
- About the Author