ERIC Number: EJ844357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
Shattered Dreams of Professional Competence: The Impact of Client Suicides on Mental Health Practitioners and How to Prepare for It
Juhnke, Gerald A.; Granello, Paul F.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n3-4 p205-223 2005
This article reviews the frequency of suicide, compares and contrasts suicide prediction to suicide assessment and provides a succinct overview of suicide high risk factors that mental health practitioners should be aware. Finally, the article describes common symptoms experienced by mental health practitioners who survive their clients' suicides, and presents a Pre-suicide Preparation Plan that mental health practitioners can implement prior to a crisis to hopefully enable them for a less demanding post-suicide experience.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Suicide, Risk, Counselor Client Relationship, Client Characteristics, Stress Management, Depression (Psychology), Caseworkers, Helplessness, Caseworker Approach, Stress Variables
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