Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.177-178 SIEC No: 19940428

This paper outlines a clinical model for assessing suicide risk using psychological tests. The model is based on empirically-based knowledge & clinical skill, accepting Shneidman’s view of suicide as a multidimensional malaise. This model follows a new direction in suicidology which moves beyond the belief that tests alone should be able to predict specific behaviours like suicide. This approach may be referred to as the clinical- or person-focussed model.