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Working with Suicidal Individuals : A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support - Tony White

Working with Suicidal Individuals

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support


Published: 15th June 2011
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"The experience and competence of Tony White counselling suicidal clients is evident. He inspires confidence in others finding themselves working with such clients by his thorough analysis of suicide decisions, how to assess risk via a range of quantitative and qualitative tools, and how to contract effectively to support the client to live differently. Contemporary research into suicide is combined with the classical and redecision traditions of transactional analysis theories to provide an underpinning map to orient professional thinking and actions. Additionally, he shares his expertise in working with high risk groups of prisoners and adolescents, and also describes working with those who self-harm, to create a useful and necessary guide."---Rosemary Napper, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Counselling), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited, and President of the International Transactional Analysis Association 2009-2010

Working with Suicidal Individuals provides a comprehensive guide to understanding suicide, the assessment of risk, and the treatment and management of suicidal individuals.

It begins by covering the theory behind suicidal behavior, using transactional analysis to explore the personality types of suicidal individuals and to understand their motivations. Factors that contribute to an individual becoming suicidal, such as mental illness, are also explored. A comprehensive system for the assessment of suicide risk is provided, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Finally, the author discusses different ways in which suicidal and pseudo-suicidal individuals and the suicidal teenager can be managed and treated, including the "no-suicide contract" and redecision therapy. Case studies are included throughout to demonstrate the theory and practice.

This book is essential reading for all those working with a suicidal or at-risk individual, including practitioners in health, social work, psychotherapy, psychology and counseling.

Part 1. Understanding Suicide. 1. Introduction. 2. What is Suicide? 3. Transactional Analysis. 4. The Suicide Decision. 5. Modeling Suicidal Behavior. 6. Reactions to High Stress. 7. Suicide and Self-Harm. Part 2. Assessing Suicide Risk. 8. Quantitative Measures of Assessing Suicide Risk. 9. Qualitative Measures of Assessing Suicide Risk. Part 3. Supporting the Suicidal Individual. 10. The Suicide Secret and the Deliberate Suicide Risk. 11. Pseudo-Suicide, Suicide and Teenage Suicide. 12. Suicidal Ambivalence. 13. Suicidal Timelines. 14. The No-Suicide Contract. 15. Redecision Therapy. Epilogue. Appendix A: Stopper Analysis. References. Further Reading. Index.

ISBN: 9780857002242
ISBN-10: 0857002244
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th June 2011
Edition Number: 1