Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient by Konrad Michel, David A. Jobes

By Konrad Michel, David A. Jobes

The standard of the healing alliance is a well-established issue for profitable remedy technique and end result. in terms of treating suicidal sufferers, a powerful healing alliance can rather actually retailer a person's lifestyles. during this e-book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite team of clinicians and researchers to discover what has develop into referred to as the "Aeschi process" to scientific suicide prevention. in keeping with this view, psychological well-being execs operating with sufferers in danger for suicide needs to realize a primary clash on the middle of fine medical perform: whereas they're specialists within the evaluation of problems of psychological overall healthiness, in terms of the patient's tale, the sufferer is the specialist. Any winning intervention with a suicidal sufferer needs to accordingly be in keeping with an empathic figuring out of suicidal techniques and behaviour that honors the patient's very own standpoint. This extraordinary quantity addresses quite a lot of matters, from the rules and approach to constructing a operating alliance, to patient-oriented healing versions, to useful medical issues comparable to the healing alliance inside of particular remedies throughout theoretical orientations. most significantly, this e-book offers crucial information for medical suicide threat aid which can support store lives.

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By Konrad Michel, David A. Jobes

The standard of the healing alliance is a well-established issue for profitable remedy technique and end result. in terms of treating suicidal sufferers, a powerful healing alliance can rather actually retailer a person's lifestyles. during this e-book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite team of clinicians and researchers to discover what has develop into referred to as the "Aeschi process" to scientific suicide prevention. in keeping with this view, psychological well-being execs operating with sufferers in danger for suicide needs to realize a primary clash on the middle of fine medical perform: whereas they're specialists within the evaluation of problems of psychological overall healthiness, in terms of the patient's tale, the sufferer is the specialist. Any winning intervention with a suicidal sufferer needs to accordingly be in keeping with an empathic figuring out of suicidal techniques and behaviour that honors the patient's very own standpoint. This extraordinary quantity addresses quite a lot of matters, from the rules and approach to constructing a operating alliance, to patient-oriented healing versions, to useful medical issues comparable to the healing alliance inside of particular remedies throughout theoretical orientations. most significantly, this e-book offers crucial information for medical suicide threat aid which can support store lives.

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