Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition

Pages: 456
Item #: 4317056
ISBN: 978-1-59147-193-6
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Copyright: 2006
Format: Hardcover
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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.

Table of Contents



I. Research and Clinical Practice

  1. The Epidemiology of Adolescent Suicide
  2. The Theoretical Context
  3. The Empirical Context
  4. Assessment
  5. The Treatment of the Suicidal Adolescent
  6. An Integrative–Eclectic Approach to Treatment
  7. Standards of Care and Malpractice in Suicide Treatment

II. Prevention and Postvention

  1. Prevention
  2. Survivors of Suicide and Postvention

Appendix A: Adolescent Suicide Resources

Appendix B: Recommended Readings


Author Index

Subject Index

About the Authors

Author Bios

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). He formerly was a tenured, full professor (1969–1991) at the American University and director (1991–1995) of the National Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He has published over 100 professional articles and book chapters and 7 books on suicidology. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Academy of Suicide Research, Dr. Berman, an American Board of Professional Psychology diplomate, maintains a practice of psychotherapy and forensic consultation in Washington, DC.

David A. Jobes, PhD, is professor of psychology at Catholic University of America and codirector of training of the PhD clinical psychology program. With expertise in clinical suicidology, Dr. Jobes publishes and trains extensively. He consults to the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program and the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. Dr. Jobes is an associate editor (Treatment) of the journal Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior and was a past president, treasurer, and board member of the American Association of Suicidology. As a board-certified clinical psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology), Dr. Jobes has a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center.

Morton M. Silverman, MD, is senior advisor to the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Dr. Silverman was the first associate administrator for Prevention in the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (1985–1987). From 1987 to 2002, he was an associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Student Counseling and Resource Service at the University of Chicago, where he currently is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry. Since 1996, he has been the editor-in-chief of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. A distinguished fellow of the American Psychological Association, he has coauthored or authored more than 40 professional articles and chapters and 4 books related to suicidology.

Reviews & Awards

This book has many strong points and is an excellent first stop for any clinician seeking a good integration of what has been reported about adolescent suicide... still the classic text on adolescent suicide and one of the best places to begin for anyone who wants to review what is known and what is not yet known on the subject. This book accurately reflects the literature in the field.
—American Journal of Psychiatry

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