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Keywords

Suicide--Risk factors; Suicide--Prevention;

Abstract

Beginning counselors may not be thoroughly knowledgeable in the art of suicide assessment. It is the purpose of this paper to review the current statistics of suicidality, known risk factors of attempting and completing suicide, crisis intervention techniques, how to carefully conduct a mental status exam, models of suicide assessment, and implications for counselors. The models surveyed in this paper were Leenaar's (1994) five step model which is considered the most common model in crisis intervention, the second model comes from Frierson, Melikian, and Wadman (2002), and the third model is the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE approach) by Shawn Christopher Shea (2002). This information is designed to facilitate counselors' awareness and knowledge of suicide risk and assessments.

Year of Submission

2004

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Kimberly A. Vess-Darst

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Date Original

2004

Object Description

1 PDF file (26 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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