Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

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American Psychological Association, 2006 - Psychology - 456 pages
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For the past decade, Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention has been recognized as the best and most authoritative text on this most tragic of subjects. This long-awaited second edition incorporates almost 15 years of new research and critical thinking about clinical assessment and intervention in addition to an expanded focus on prevention. Authored by three of the world's leading experts on suicide, including among them a psychiatrist, this book is a must-have reference and text for those working with this at-risk population. This volume reflects on what is current and promising in working with the suicidal adolescent and provides information relevant to theory, research, practice, and intervention. It provides empirically based findings that can be easily integrated and translated for practical use by the clinician. In addition, the book includes discussion of malpractice risk management, over 40 case illustrations, and an extensive list of references - all of which help provide a thorough understanding of the at-risk-for-suicide patient.

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Epidemiology of Adolescent Suicide
13
The Theoretical Context
43
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About the author (2006)

Alan L. Berman, PhD, is executive director of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), a past president of the AAS, and a recipient, as was Dr. Jobes, of the AAS's Shneidman Award (for Outstanding Contributions in Research in Suicidology) David A. Jobes, PhD, is professor of psychology at Catholic University of America and codirector of training of the PhD clinical psychology program Morton M. Silverman, MD, is senior advisor to the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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