Understanding Suicidal Behaviour: The Suicidal Process Approach to Research, Treatment and Prevention (Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology)

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour: The Suicidal Process Approach to Research, Treatment and Prevention (Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology)
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How can suicide be prevented and treated by mental healthprofessionals?

Understanding Suicidal Behaviour offers a clinical guide to theassessment, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour, from anew and useful theoretical perspective. The book presents thearguments and research evidence that suicidal behaviour is not justa response to current emotional crises, but is influenced bypersistent characteristics that can be defined in psychological andbiological terms.

The approach in this book accommodates and goes beyond previousaspects thought important in suicidal behaviour, like mentaldisorder and social stress.

The key concept of vulnerability may provide new approaches totreatment to supplement the existing treatments, which are oflimited efficacy.

Challenges professionals to understand suicidal behaviour from abasis of vulnerability, personality, and development - and as aprocess that includes social, biological, and psychologicalinteractions

Offers ways in predicting suicidal behaviour and indicatingearlier, effective interventions
Cutting edge discussion of implications for the study andtreatment of suicidal behaviour, by some of the leading authoritiesin the field

"...warrants a place on the shelf of any suicidologist, clinicianor researcher with an interest in suicidal behaviour...the editorand contributors ought to be commended on a comprehensive and lucidvolume." British Journal of Clinical Psychology