Counselling Suicidal Clients
- Andrew Reeves - Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Registered Social Worker.
Therapy in Practice
Counselling Suicidal Clients addresses the important professional considerations when working with clients who are suicidal. The 'bigger picture', including legal and ethical considerations and organizational policy and procedures is explored, as is to how practitioners can work with the dynamics of suicide potential in the therapeutic process. The book is divided into six main parts:
- The changing context of suicide
- The prediction-prevention model, policy and ethics
- The influence of the organization
- The client process
- The practitioner process
- The practice of counseling with suicidal clients
The book also includes chapters on the discourse of suicide, suicide and self-injury, and self-care for the counselor. It is written for counselors and psychotherapists, and for any professional who uses counseling skills when supporting suicidal people.
'Andrew Reeves has produced a timely and challenging book that maintains a vital
balance between scholarship, original research, clinical insight, practical
application and an evident compassion for those in such need' -
European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling
A fantasic look at counselling thiose who are suicidal, a really interestig book well written and informative on a very difficult area.
The chapter on understanding suicide was by far the most important and perhaps should have been at the front of the book. Nevertheless, an excellent book with insightful information
A clear insight into the subject. A great book
Brilliant book. Covers essential issues in a sensitive and thoughtful manner. Read this and be better prepared should a client develop suicidal ideation.
This is a useful book for humanistic psychotherapists who engage with social constructs, public health policy, public and voluntary services, and the traumas, needs and choices of their clients. It raises critical questions and does not reach for quick answers to complex dilemmas.
A useful text for trainees who have a specific interest in this area. The book was not as useful for basic training as others I have come across.
Very clear and structured text book.
Valuable and thought provoking, Andrew Reeves captures the essence of some of the dilemmas around open discussions with clients.
This book proves to be a good resource to critically evaluate work with clients who are often invisible or misunderstood.
A thought provoking text on this complex subject. Important reading for all trainee counsellors.
Interesting and very practical