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Working with Suicidal Individuals

Working with Suicidal Individuals

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Tony White

Paperback: £19.99 / $34.95

2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-115-6, BIC 2: MBPK JKSN2 JKS

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*Highly Commended in the Psychiatry Category of the 2011 BMA Book Awards*

Working with Suicidal Individuals provides a comprehensive guide to understanding suicide, the assessment of risk, and the treatment and management of suicidal individuals.

It begins by covering the theory behind suicidal behaviour, using Transactional Analysis to explore the personality types of suicidal individuals and to understand their motivations. Factors that contribute to an individual becoming suicidal, such as mental illness, are also explored. A comprehensive system for the assessment of suicide risk is provided, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Finally, the author discusses different ways suicidal and pseudo-suicidal individuals can be managed and treated, including the 'no suicide contract' and redecision therapy. Case studies are included throughout to demonstrate the theory and practice.

This book will be essential reading for all those working with a suicidal or at-risk individual, including practitioners in health, social work, psychotherapy, psychology and counselling.

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British Medical Association (BMA) Honours Three JKP Titles at 2011 Book Awards

16 September 2011

We were so thrilled that three JKP titles were honoured at the prestigious 2011 BMA Medical Book Awards, which took place on Wednesday, 14th September at BMA House in Tavistock Square, London. JKP commissioning editor Steve Jones attended the awards ceremony and was joined by JKP authors Ilona Roth, Liz Hoggarth, Hilary Comfort and Tony White, whose books each received...

Video: JKP author Tony White on Working with Suicidal Individuals

7 January 2011

In this video, JKP author and psychologist Tony White talks about some key features of his new book, Working with Suicidal Individuals, including subjects rarely covered in the literature such as the “suicide secret” – pertaining to the shocking 25% of suicidal people who never tell anyone of their intentions to take their own life –...

Working with Suicidal Individuals – An Interview with JKP author Tony White

15 December 2010

"There is a group of people who have made what is known as the suicide decision in childhood. From a psychological point of view this person could be considered the 'truly' suicidal person. Their psychological make up is structured such that suicide is a viable option for them to solve difficult problems at some point in their life. These people can be treated such that they can make a change to that early suicide decision and thus the likelihood of suicide being used as a problem solving technique in the future is greatly reduced."

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