Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach (Paperback)John Henden (author)
Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 17/02/2017
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New edition of an acclaimed manual which uses the solution focused approach to take an empathetic and validating approach to working with individuals considering suicide. * Offers invaluable guidance for suicide prevention by showing what works in treating those struggling with suicidal thoughts * Provides straightforward ways to deal frankly with the subject of suicide, along with a range of tools and techniques that are helpful to clients * Includes actual dialogue between practitioners and clients to allow readers to gain a better understanding of how to work with suicidal clients * Compares and contrasts a ground-breaking approach to suicide prevention with more traditional approaches to risk assessment and management * Features numerous updates and revisions along with brand new sections dealing with the international landscape, blaming the suicided person, Dr Alys Cole-King s Connecting with People , and telephone work with the suicidal, Human Givens Therapy, and zero suicide
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 227 x 157 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd Edition
John Henden's approach to suicide prevention marks a pivotal moment in the treatment of suicidal clients and, by extension, of depressed clients in general. Full of practical, ready-to-use advice, it should be read by every practitioner who wants to help these clients turn despair into hope. Preventing Suicide is a hands-on guide for the practitioner who is confronted with a depressed and suicidal client and who despairs of finding the right words, the right attitude to turn their heart and their mind towards renewed hope and a life worth living. If ever you have felt, like I did many times, as hopeless as the client before you who has attempted suicide and was saved, and who still sees no other way out but to end their lives, this is the book for you. Scientifically sound and eminently practical, this book will guide you through what in my experience are the most challenging moments a practitioner has to go through. Dr. Luc Isebaert, Honorary Head of Department of Psychiatry, Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende Hospital This extensively revised second edition is a worthy successor to the original version. It addresses the place of counselling and psychological therapies in the attempt to reduce suicidal behaviours. After a clear and logical description of the problem, the text describes the solution-focused method of working, including case examples and a discussion of effectiveness. There is an excellent review of suicide around the world, quoting from the author's personal knowledge of many countries. Finally, it summarises the progress so far of the Zero Suicide programme as presented in the United Kingdom. Dr. Alasdair MacDonald, MB ChB, Consultant Psychiatrist and author of Solution-focused Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice John's ground-breaking book is a must have for practitioners who work with suicide. It has international appeal as a practical guide and offers a collection of best practices in the field, case vignettes, tools and tips, and a compelling case for the "zero suicide" initiative. Debbie Hogan, MS, Therapist, Trainer, Director, Academy of Solution Focused Training, Singapore Solution Focused Therapy is a radical and vital non-pathologizing approach for helping people who are suicidal, giving them hope, a positive caring relationship and a set of tools for moving onward. In this new, expanded edition, John Henden looks at wider issues concerning suicide and presents Solution Focused Therapy in the context of other recognised approaches, including a review of all the latest evidence of effectiveness. Strongly recommended. Harry Procter, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, UK
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