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Decision Making in Behavioral Emergencies free pdf When a client or patient presents who is suicidal, potentially violent, and/or at risk of being victimized, this is considered a behavioural emergency, a situation that requires immediate response. The goal of this book is to help clinicians increase their ability to manage stress and decrease its negative impact when making decisions about the assessment and care of these patients. The author presents models for decision making and stress training, guidance for teaching how to evaluate and manage behavioural emergencies, decision support tools, and a discussion of legal and ethical considerations. This very practical approach to required competency will be a valuable resource for psychologists and any other mental health professionals who work in a clinical setting. It is the only known work that advocates for a decision-making model appropriate to the circumstances in which behavioural emergencies often occur.

About Phillip M. Kleespies

Phillip M. Kleespies, PhD, was awarded his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Clark University in 1971. He is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kleespies has over 40 years of experience in working in emergency department, urgent care clinic, and inpatient psychiatry settings with patients who are at risk of such behavioural emergencies as suicidal behaviour, violence, and interpersonal victimization. In 2013, he was recognised with the Outstanding Clinician Award presented by the VA Section of APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service). Dr. Kleespies has also been an active supervisor and teacher to psychology interns and psychology postdoctoral fellows with an interest in evaluating and managing patients at risk to self and others. His research interests have included the development of a database for the study of self-injurious and suicidal behaviour in veterans and the impact of patient suicide and suicidal behaviour on the treating clinicians. Dr. Kleespies has authored and coauthored many publications, and he has made numerous presentations on behavioural emergencies and related topics. He is a contributing author and the editor of the books Emergencies in Mental Health Practice: Evaluation and Management (1998) and Behavioral Emergencies: An Evidence-Based Resource for Evaluating and Managing Risk of Suicide, Violence, and Victimization (2009). In addition, he is the author of the book Life and Death Decisions: Psychological and Ethical Considerations in End-of-Life Care (2004).

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Author : Phillip M. Kleespies
Publisher : Magination Press, (American Psychological Association)
Data Published : 30 March 2014
ISBN : 1433816644
EAN : 9781433816642
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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