ERIC Number: EJ812158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Psychosocial Symptoms and Poor Insight as Predictors of Homicidality among Clients with Psychosis: Implications for Counseling Practice and Research
Schwartz, Robert C.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n4 p471-481 Fall 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether psychological symptoms, negative social events, treatment-related information, and degree of insight into one's illness predicted current homicidality in a population of clients with psychosis (N = 170). Multiple regression analyses revealed that homicidality can be reliably predicted when clients manifest more severe symptoms of mania and less awareness of their need for treatment. Clinical and research implications are discussed as they relate to the counseling profession.
Descriptors: Psychosis, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Predictor Variables, Homicide, Violence, Multiple Regression Analysis, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselors, Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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