Counselling Suicidal Clients addresses the important professional considerations when working with clients who are suicidal. The 'bigger picture', including legal and ethical considerations and organizational policy and procedures is explored, as is to how practitioners can work with the dynamics of suicide potential in the therapeutic process. The book is divided into six main parts:
- The changing context of suicide
- The prediction-prevention model, policy and ethics
- The influence of the organization
- The client process
- The practitioner process
- The practice of counseling with suicidal clients
The book also includes chapters on the discourse of suicide, suicide and self-injury, and self-care for the counselor. It is written for counselors and psychotherapists, and for any professional who uses counseling skills when supporting suicidal people.