Year: 2006 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, (2006). 222p. SIEC No: 20070089

This clinical manual offers tools & guidance for therapists assessing & treating suicidal patients. The book provides step-by-step instructions & reproducible forms for evaluating suicide risk, developing a suicide-specific outpatient treatment plan, & tracking clinical progress & outcomes using documentation that can help to reduce the risk of malpractice liability. In addition to providing a flexible structure for assessment & intervention, the Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS) approach is designed to strengthen the therapeutic alliance & increase patient motivation.