Suicide and the inner voice: risk assessment, treatment, and case management

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Sage Publications, 1997 - Medical - 333 pages
Dr. Firestone provides the reader with this understanding first by building his book around the sound theoretical framework and psychotherapeutic methodology he and his colleagues painstakingly developed. The theoretical framework offers a unique perspective not only on suicide, but also on other self-destructive, potentially life-threatening (microsuicidal) behaviors and lifestyles. Further, many case histories are detailed and provide depth of emotional reality to the theory. Suicide among all walks of life is explored, with the author illuminating the risks among different age, race, and gender groups. In exploring this theory of defense formation, Dr. Firestone goes into detail about the makeup of our internal negative voice processes and the family and social relationships that contribute to their development. Sections relating to assessment, treatment, and voice therapy methodology are especially helpful to practitioners interested in making progress in the treatment of at-risk individuals. Addressing a somber and serious issue in today∆s society, Suicide and the Inner Voice sheds light on the internal thought processes often involved in suicide. This volume will be insightful reading for psychotherapists, clinical/counseling psychologists, and social workers.

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Contents

The Self and Antiself
15
Brief Review of Psychoanalytic and Cognitive
59
The Epidemiology of Suicide and Brief
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