Title

An Examination of the Assessment and Treatment of Suicide

Date of Award

2018

Document Type

Doctoral Capstone

Degree Name

Psy.D.

Department

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Judith Fox, Ph.D.

Second Committee Member

Hale Martin, Ph.D.

Third Committee Member

Sally Spencer-Thomas, Psy.D.

Keywords

Suicide

Abstract

This paper uses a combination of literature reviews and interviews with clinicians and suicide attempt survivors to examine the historical, ethical and systemic influences that have contributed to the evolution of how clinicians assess and treat suicide risk. Reviewing the history of suicide assessment and treatment can help clinicians better understand how modern day practices came to be as well as inspire new practices. Broadening our perception of suicide risk and treatment practices can also help clinicians be more cognizant of ways they may be influenced by the stigmatization of suicide as well as practices they engage in that could be harmful.

Comments

Copyright held by author.

Extent

38 pages

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