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Suicide & Self-Harm: Stopping the Pain

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The Guiding Principles
Research on Suicide and Research Limitations

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide
Who Is At Risk? Non Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) – The Self-Harming Population The Suicidal Population Assessment of Risk Treatment Considerations for NSSI and Suicidal Populations The Therapist as A Survivor of Suicide


  1. Employ a risk assessment strategy that helps clinicians determine which clients present the highest risk for suicide and self-harm.
  2. Analyze the concept of suicide “contracts” and communicate their impacts on clients, clinicians, and clinical vigilance.
  3. Argue how intent differentiates self-mutilation from suicide attempts and accurately identify the one form of self-mutilation that is a warning sign for potential suicide completion.
  4. Execute techniques for effectively intervening in crisis situations and develop a strategy for determining when and how to hospitalize clients.
  5. Evaluate the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population and employ a multi-faceted therapeutic approach that ensures client safety and addresses treatment of the addiction.
  6. Determine the purpose behind self-injuring behavior and communicate how alternative coping strategies can be introduced in therapy to help clients manage triggering situations without self-harm.

Copyright : 09/26/2018



Bonus Video - Stabilizing Unsafe Behavior: Suicide & Self-Injury

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Copyright : 06/02/2014

Bonus Video - Suicide: The Best Assessment and Treatment Strategies

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Assessment of Suicide Populations

Suicide Ideator

Impulsive Suicide

Suicide for Secondary Gain

Suicide Gesturer

Suicide Completer/Attempter

Formulation of a Treatment Plan

Empathic Regard

The Role of Motivation

Problem Identification

Providing Alternatives

Copyright : 09/10/2012