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Treating Suicidal Behavior : An Effective, Time-Limited Approach
Rudd, M. David, PhD, Thomas Joiner, PhD and M. Hasan Rajab, PhD
Guilford Publications / Softcover / 2004-08-01 / 1593851006
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This manual provides an empirically supported treatment approach for suicidality that is specifically tailored to today's managed care environment. The authors present an innovative framework to help the clinician rapidly determine and accomplish essential treatment goals, taking into account the severity, chronicity, and diagnostic complexity of the patient's symptoms. Carefully structured, yet flexible enough for the realities of day-to-day practice, the treatment model offers guidance on treating all aspects of suicidal behavior. It is fully compatible with current standards of care and uniquely designed for maximum effectiveness in the time-limited setting.
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I. Establishing a Foundation for Treatment
1. What Do We Really Know about Treating Suicidality?: A Critical Review of the Literature
2. A Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Suicidality
3. An Overview of the Treatment Process
II. Assessment and Treatment
4. Treatment Course and Session-by-Session Guidelines
5. The Evaluation Process and the Initial Interviews
6. Assessing Suicide Risk
7. Crisis Intervention and Initial Symptom Management
8. Reducing and Eliminating Suicide-Related Behaviors
9. Cognitive Restructuring: Changing the Suicidal Belief System and Building a Philosophy for Living
10. Skill Building: Developing Adaptive Modes and Ensuring Lasting Change


"Provides practitioners with a working manual for dealing with the most serious, complex, and potentially lethal clinical problem found in any treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation setting....Should be on the shelf of all practitioners who interface and treat suicidal individuals."
-Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
"A lifeline for both the patient and the therapist....Provides a rich web of techniques, advice, suggestions, and instructions to which the therapist and patient can hold onto in times of a life-and-death crisis without the therapist being overburdened by the sense of responsibility or the patient with uncontrollable anxiety....Very impressive."
-Death Studies
"By incorporating the clinical information contained in this book, clinicians will be better able to decide when and how to effectively intervene in the suicidal syndrome....This book is comprehensive, well-organized, and articulate."
-Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
"The authors manage to incorporate the wisdom of empirical science into a realistic and user-friendly practical approach, a rare accomplishment in the contemporary literature. The liberal use of intriguing case examples helps illustrate a broad range of theoretically grounded, intuitively appealing techniques and interventions that are essential to lifesaving clinical work. Written with great clarity, the book will be valuable for everyone from graduate students to mature clinicians."
-David A. Jobes, PhD, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of America; past president, American Association of Suicidology

About the Authors:

M. David Rudd, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Baylor University. He also maintains a part-time private practice. Dr. Rudd received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and completed postdoctoral training at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. He is the author of over 60 articles and book chapters.

Thomas Joiner, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic at Florida State University. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Joiner has authored over 100 articles and book chapters in the areas of depression, eating disorders, and suicidality.

M. Hasan Rajab, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Texas A&M Health Science Center. Dr. Rajab completed his doctoral training in biostatistics at Texas A&M University. He is the author of several articles addressing a range of issues in methodology and biostatistics.

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