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Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients Scientific and Clinical Applications

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ISBN-10: 1433804077

ISBN-13: 9781433804076

Edition: 2009

Authors: Amy Wenzel, Gregory K. Brown, Aaron T. Beck

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For over 30 years, Beck and his colleagues have been conducting empirical research that examines the risk factors for and treatment of suicide ideators and attemptors. The result is a book which provides a comprehensive review of the literature on psychological factors associated with suicidal behaviour.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 377
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

A native of Rhode Island, Aaron Beck had an early interest in psychology. After graduating from Brown University, he embarked on a career in medicine at Yale University with the intention of specializing in psychiatry. Dissatisfied with classical psychoanalysis, he turned to modified psychoanalytic approaches and was particularly influenced by ego psychology advanced by Rapaport. Ego psychology directed his interest in cognition, and over time Beck abandoned the psychoanalytic framework and formulated his own cognitive theory-behavior therapy for patients with depression and other psychiatric disorders. He developed numerous measurement scales, including the Beck Depression Inventory, the…    

Cognitive Theory and Empirical Research
Classification and Assessment of Suicide Ideation and Suicidal Acts
Correlates of and Risk Factors for Suicidal Acts
A Cognitive Model of Suicidal Acts
Evidence-Based Treatments for the Prevention of Suicidal Acts
Clinical Applications
Cognitive Therapy: General Principles
Early Phase of Treatment
Cognitive Case Conceptualization of Suicidal Acts
Intermediate Phase of Treatment
Later Phase of Treatment
Challenges in Treating Suicidal Patients
Applications to Special Populations
Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Adolescents
Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Older Adults
Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients With Substance Dependence Disorders
Conclusion: A Public Health Model for Suicide Prevention
Outline of Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors