Suicidal clients are a difficult and challenging population in counseling. This article contains 25 practical, hands-on strategies for counselors to assist in their interactions with suicidal clients. The strategies are situated within a seven-step model for crisis intervention that is specifically tailored to suicidal clients.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
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Darcy Haag Granello, PhD, LPCC-S, is a Professor of Counselor Education and Director of the Campus Suicide Prevention Program at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. She has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of three books, including "Suicide: An Essential Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators" and "Suicide, Self-injury and Violence in the Schools: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Strategies." Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Darcy Haag Granello, PhD, LPCC, Counselor Education, 448 PAES Building, 305 W. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Identify specific strategies for managing suicidal clients.
- Describe techniques that keep clients invested in counseling long enough to treat the core problems underlying suicidality.