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"Shea's approach to suicide risk assessment is at once elegant in its simplicity and comprehensive in its scope and depth." (Preventing Suicide, 3/1/2004)
"This book is, to date, one of the most helpful and well-written works about the in-depth evaluation of suicidal patients." (The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Volume 191, Number 10, October 2003)
About the Author: Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed workshop leader and educational innovator in the fields of suicide prevention, building resiliency, clinical interviewing, and improving medication adherence having given over 850 presentations worldwide. He is the author of six books and numerous articles including one of the classic texts in the field of suicide prevention, "The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment". His book on creating resiliency in difficult times - "Happiness Is." - was chosen as a Brodart Library Gem, a Bowker's title to Watch, and as the Philosophy Book of the Month by the Radical Academy. His works have been translated into a variety of languages including French, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese. Both editions of his book, "Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding", have been chosen by the Medical Library Association for the Brandon/Hill List as one of the most important books in the field of psychiatry. His text "Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications" was chosen for Doody’s “Core Titles List” of important books in the fields of medicine and nursing. Dr. Shea is the Director of the Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (TISA) at www.suicideassessment.com, a training and consultation service providing workshops, consultations, and quality assurance design in mental health assessments. He is also in private practice.
Indeed, suicide assessment is an art, and this book certainly helps the mental health professional hone their assessment skills. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen Pratt
this book is for school. however, it is a very easy read and very useful for learning how to look for suicidal tendencies in a person.Published 16 months ago by jab
Must read for all Mental Health Professionals who encounter within their line of work suicidal clients and assessing them. Good read.Published on June 9, 2013 by Love a good book!!
I have private practice and a FT job at a correctional facility. One of my therapy clients was experiencing SI, and I conduct crisis assessments for my FT job. Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by Nihon no therapist
Serving a clinical mental health population with significant suicide risks involves engaging several basic therapeutic models on a regular basis: e.g. Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by qalkabod