Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse
David A. Jobes, PhD, past president, American Association of Suicidology
"If I were asked to recommend only one book to equip clinicians to conduct the best possible suicide risk assessments, The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment would be it."
Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, past director, Clinical Division of the American Association of Suicidology
"A concise, carefully conceptualized, well-written book . . . highly recommended for all psychiatric residents and all other mental health students."
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"This outstanding book is informative, interesting, and clinically useful."
American Journal of Psychiatry
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment covers all the critical elements of suicide assessment–from risk factor analysis to evaluating clients with borderline personality disorders or psychotic process. This highly acclaimed text provides mental health professionals with the tools they need to assess a client’s suicide risk and assign appropriate levels of care using the highly acclaimed interview strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation–the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE Approach).
Now available in paperback, the leading book on suicide assessment also contains three important new appendices:
- How to Document a Suicide Assessment
- Safety Contracting Revisited: Pros, Cons, and Documentation
- A Quick Guide to Suicide Prevention Web Sites