ERIC Number: EJ844378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting Clinical Knowledge, Skills, and Empathy via a Creative Self-Suicide Assignment: Rationale, Purpose, and Student Responses
Cook, Katrina; Juhnke, Gerald A.; Peters, Scott W.; Marbach, Christina R.; Day, Sally; Choucroun, Pierre; Baker, Ria E.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v2 n2 p39-46 2006-2007
Suicide is a leading cause of American deaths. Given suicide's overall frequency and negative effects, specialized suicide training is warranted. This article describes a creative self-suicide assignment designed to enhance doctoral students' suicide assessment and intervention knowledge and clinical skills, and promote greater counselor empathy for clients presenting with suicidal ideation. Doctoral students who participated in the assignment reported increased suicide assessment and intervention knowledge and skills, and enhanced empathy toward clients presenting with suicide-related issues. Student summarizations related to their assignment experiences are included.
Descriptors: Intervention, Suicide, Empathy, Clinical Experience, Creativity, Assignments, Graduate Students, Doctoral Degrees, Knowledge Level, Counselor Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A