Year: 1989 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1989. p.321-346 SIEC No: 19940493

This chapter offers an in-depth look at the cognitive therapy approach in helping suicidal patients. It includes an extensive list of common beliefs about suicidality & substantiates or refutes them. It also includes a brief description of useful scales which evaluate a patient’s suicide intentions, ideations, and lethality. The cognitive behavioural approach in treatment is discussed, including intervention techniques and legal and ethical responsibilities of the therapist. (38 ref.)