Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention

Pages: 277
Item #: 4317120
ISBN: 978-1-55798-107-3
List Price: $14.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1991
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This edition is no longer for sale. However, a Second Edition is available.

This volume reflects on what is current and promising in working with the suicidal adolescent and provides information relevant to theory, research, practice, and intervention. It provides empirically based findings that can be easily integrated and translated for practical use by the clinician. In addition, the book includes discussion of malpractice risk management, over 40 case illustrations, and an extensive list of references—all of which help provide a thorough understanding of the psychopathology of the suicidal patient.

Table of Contents

—Edwin S. Shneidman


  1. For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Suicide
  2. The Theoretical Context
  3. The Empirical Context
  4. Assessment of Risk: Early Detection
  5. The Treatment of the Suicidal Adolescent
  6. Prevention and Postvention


About the Authors

Author Bios

Alan L. Berman has a PhD in clinical psychology from The Catholic University of America. Dr. Berman is a professor of psychology at The American University, where he has taught since 1969. He has maintained a private practice at the Washington (DC) Psychological Center since 1977. Dr. Berman is a past president (1984–1985) of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), and he received the AAS's Shneidman Award in 1982 for outstanding contributions in research in suicidology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate in clinical psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.

David A. Jobes has a PhD in clinical psychology from The American University. Dr. Jobes is an assistant professor of psychology at The Catholic University of America, where since 1987, he has held a joint appointment in the university's counseling center as a staff member and Director of Training. Dr. Jobes is an active researcher, writer, trainer, and consultant in the field of suicidology and also maintains a private practice in Washington, DC.