Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients

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Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications. Washington, DC: APA Books.

This book is a treatment manual describing strategies for implementing cognitive therapy for suicidal patients. It also contains several chapters describing the state of the scientific literature on this topic, a cognitive model of suicidal acts, and applications of the cognitive therapy protocol to special populations.

Praise for Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications

Supported by years of outstanding clinical research this book is truly a landmark text in the field. While the science is exceptional, this text is clear, cogent, and clinician-friendly, with ample and illustrative case examples throughout. The approach described in this remarkable book is a breakthrough contribution that is destined to become a “must-read” for anyone (experienced or not) in mental health care (across disciplines) who may encounter a suicidal patient.

— David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Clinical Training, the Catholic University of America

Built on a foundation of convincing academic evidence, guided by elegant theory, and filled with clinical wisdom, this book is a landmark in its contribution. I recommend it without hesitation and with great enthusiasm. Whether a graduate student, recent licensee, or seasoned professional, any clinician facing the challenges of treating suicidal patients should have this book on his or her shelf. It is indeed a rare find, one that blends empirical science and practical clinical application in a seamless fashion.

— M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Chair, Psychology Department, Texas Tech University