Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Suicide
Chapter 2: The Role of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in Suicide
Chapter 3: Religion and Suicide
Part II: Suicidality Across the Life Span
Chapter 4: Child and Adolescent Suicide
Chapter 5: Adult Suicide
Chapter 6: Older Adult Suicide
Part III: Suicide and Mental Illness
Chapter 7: Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 8: Schizophrenia and Suicide
Chapter 9: Substance-Related Disorders and Suicide
Chapter 10: Personality Disorders and Suicide
Part IV: At-Risk Populations
Chapter 11: Active Military Personnel and Veterans
Chapter 12: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ)
Chapter 13: Other At-Risk Groups
Part V: Assessing Suicide
Chapter 14: Guidelines for Suicide Risk Assessment
Part VI: Evidence-Based Treatments
Chapter 15: Crisis Intervention and Suicide
Chapter 16: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Suicide
Chapter 17: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Suicide
Chapter 18: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Suicide
Chapter 19: Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Suicide
Part VII: Surviving Suicide
Chapter 20: Survivors of Suicide: Family and Friends
Chapter 21: Survivors of Suicide: Mental Health Professionals
The most comprehensive and current evidence-based coverage of suicide treatment and assessment for mental health students and practitioners, this book prepares readers how to react when clients reveal suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The components of suicide assessments, empirically-supported treatments, and ethical and legal issues that may arise are reviewed. Vignettes, role play exercises, quizzes, and case studies engage readers to enhance learning.
- Provides everything one needs to know about evidence-based suicide treatments including crisis intervention, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, and interpersonal therapies, and motivational interviewing.
- Examines the risk of suicide ideation and behaviors across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly) and across vulnerable populations (homeless, prisoners, and more).
- Considers suicide within the context of religion and spirituality, age, race and ethnicity including prevalence, trends, and risk factors.
- Explores ethical considerations such as informed consent, confidentiality, liability, and euthanasia.
- Reviews suicidal behaviors across demographics and diagnostic groups including depressive, bipolar, personality, substance-related, and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
- Individual and Small Group Exercises allow readers to consider their personal reactions to the material and how this might impact their clinical practice and compare their reactions with others.
- Case Examples that depict realistic scenarios that readers may encounter in practice.
- Role Plays that provide a chance to practice difficult scenarios that may arise when working with suicidal clients.
- Reviews key material in each chapter via Goals and Objectives, Knowledge Acquisition Tests, and Key Points to help students prepare for exams.
- Provides answers to the Knowledge Acquisition Tests in the instructor's resources.
New to this edition:
- Expanded coverage of suicide and mental illness, including updating to the DSM-5 and the addition of new diagnostic categories including bipolar and personality disorders.
- Expanded coverage of at-risk populations including new chapters on veterans and military personnel and LGBTQ individuals.
- New chapter on motivational interviewing explores how this treatment has been adapted to address suicidal behavior.
- Expanded coverage of surviving a suicide as a family member, friend, and mental health professional.
Intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in suicide assessment and prevention, crisis intervention, crisis counseling or assessment, or advanced techniques taught in social work, counseling, psychology, public health, nursing, and medicine, this book is also appropriate for mental health and health professionals in these areas.
Dana Alonzo, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and a Founder and Director of the Suicide Prevention Research Program. She has many years of clinical experience working with individuals with suicidality in a variety of settings. Dr. Alonzo's research focuses on examining risk and protective factors related to suicidal ideation and behavior and developing interventions aimed at facilitating the treatment engagement and adherence of individuals at risk for suicide
Robin E. Gearing, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Mental Health Research and Innovations in Treatment Engagement and Service at the University of Houston. Dr. Gearing's research and clinical expertise focuses on improving the mental health outcomes of adolescents and young adults with serious mental illnesses, and their families. His research is driven by an interest in informing and improving engagement and adherence to empirically-supported psychosocial and medication treatment, and developing evidence-based interventions.