Articles Tagged "suicide"

Most states in the U.S. require a psychotherapist to break confidentiality when a client verbalizes suicidal intent (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013). The purpose of this paper is to share a personal reflection on suicidal ideation within the therapeutic relationship, and to question whether a psychotherapist’s ethical responsibility and personal morality are consistently clear-cut. […]

Dr. Firestone talks about her work in suicide risk assessment, her theory and approach to therapy, experiences of partners in couples counseling,  and her views on the future of psychotherapy. About Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Firestone is clinical psychologist in California, Director of Research and Education at the The Glendon Association, and contributor to the […]

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Abstract The treatment of suicidal individuals requires special attention to therapist interventions that promote a viable treatment alliance in the context of shared responsibilities for patient safety. Three core principles in the treatment process (alliance building, enhancing curiosity about the function of suicidal thoughts and urges, as well as enhancing experience and expression of intense […]

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Abstract This practice review focuses on the challenges of conducting sensitive and accurate assessments of the relative risk for suicide attempts and completed suicides. Suicide and suicide attempts are a frequently encountered clinical crisis, and the assessment, management, and treatment of suicidal patients is one of the most stressful tasks for clinicians. An array of […]

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