Motivational interviewing in the assessment and management of suicidality

TitleMotivational interviewing in the assessment and management of suicidality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsZerler, H
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Date PublishedNov
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1097-4679 (Electronic)0021-9762 (Linking)
Accession Number19760745
Keywords*Directive Counseling, *Psychotherapy, Adult, Female, Humans, Professional-Patient Relations, Suicide/*prevention & control, Treatment Outcome

Motivational Interviewing (MI) can be effectively applied to clinical crises and suicidal patients. A case example of a suicidal patient demonstrates traditional management combined with two evidence-based practices: MI and Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality. The case example illustrates some benefits and limitations of the application of these innovative approaches in a difficult area of clinical practice. A rationale for further clinical use is advanced.

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