The Suicidal Patient: Clinical and Legal Standards of Care (3rd Revised edition)

The Suicidal Patient: Clinical and Legal Standards of Care (3rd Revised edition)

By: Glenn R. Sullivan (author), Bruce Bongar (author)Hardback

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A valuable source for practicing psychologists, psychologists in training, attorneys, and mental health professionals in general, this third edition is a thorough update of a now classic text in the field of suicidology. With over 500 new references, the authors distil the empirical research findings of the past two decades into effective clinical strategies and guidelines that can significantly enhance the quality of care in this high-risk practice area. The Suicidal Patient provides an overview of the legal landscape, evaluates evidence-based assessment methods, and reviews treatment and management strategies for both outpatients and inpatients. Bongar and Sullivan propose practical risk management strategies for suicide prevention and postvention, emphasising the importance of effective evaluation and documentation. Significant and extensive new material has been included on firearms, veterans and the military, diversity, and sexual minority status. This practical resource can help clinicians, supervisors, and administrators provide better care for suicidal patients, and ultimately help better serve all patients - with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

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About Author

Bruce Bongar, PhD, ABPP, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, USA (with Distinction) with a degree in psychology in 1972, and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1977. Dr. Bongar is the Calvin professor of psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California, USA and consulting professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Glenn Sullivan, PhD, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology from the Dominican College of San Rafael, USA and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He completed his clinical internship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and a postdoctoral residency in post-deployment mental health at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA, USA. Dr. Sullivan is an assistant professor of psychology at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). In 2009, he was the recipient of VMI's Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award, which is presented annually to a faculty member "deemed especially talented at inspiring students in the development of their intellect and character.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781433813252
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781433813252
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 1433813254
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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