Treatment Approaches with Suicidal Adolescents. Publication Series of the Einstein-Montefiore Medical Center Department of Psychiatry

  • ID: 2209832
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This practical guide reviews current knowledge regarding the biological, psychological and social risk factors for adolescent suicide. Contains clinical guidelines for a variety of treatment modalities such as crisis intervention; psychopharmacological management; intervention; family–centered, psychodynamic, cognitive/behavior and group therapies. Features a program for increasing adolescent participation in outpatient therapy and considers possible future directions of treatment.
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Partial table of contents:

Treating Suicidal Adolescents: Is It Really Worth It?

(J. Zimmerman).

Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents: A Review of Risk and Protective Factors (D. Grosz, et al.).


Assessment and Prediction of Suicide Risk in Adolescents (A. Leenaars & D. Lester).

Crisis Intervention with Suicidal Adolescents: A View from the Emergency Room (R. Catenaccio).

Immediately After the Attempt: Evaluation and Brief Therapy on a Medical Ward (E. Dulit).


Psychodynamic Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (D. Jobes).

Group Treatment of Suicidal Adolescents (S. Aronson & S. Scheidlinger).

Adolescent Suicide: Diagnosis, Psychopharmacology, and Psychotherapeutic Management (J. Kahn, et al.).


Summary and Future Directions (J. Zimmerman).

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Influenced in his teens by literary luminaries such as Langston Hughes, Dylan Thomas, Gary Snyder, and Lord Buckley, and by Buddhist philosophy and meditation,
James K. Zimmerman became a singer/songwriter, arranger, and producer in the music business in his twenties. In his thirties, he obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and edited and wrote chapters for Treatment Approaches with Suicidal Adolescents (Wiley, 1995). Recepient of the Cloudbank Poetry Award, the Hart Crane Poetry Award, and the Daniel Varoujan Poetry Award.
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