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Crisis Management<br />Chrystal M. Dubay<br />Argosy University <br />PSY483<br />John Colyar<br />April 4, 2010<br />
Index<br />Introduction<br />Assessment tools<br />Suicide how to help them cope<br />Types of Interventions<br />Duty to ...
Introduction<br />This is an informatative presentation for those counselors that are new and current.<br />Gives counselo...
Assessment Tools<br />Many clients will become suicidal at times especially if there is substance abuse issue. <br />Using...
Suicide how to help them cope<br />With suicide it is important to let the client know that the counselor is there to help...
Types of Interventions<br />It is important to know the types of intervention for suicide and some of those types are:<br ...
Duty to warn <br />As a counselor it is our duty to warn if there is a serious issue with our clients.<br />If we see our ...
Concerns<br />There maybe some concerns when dealing with suicidal clients and it is prompt to address these concerns dire...
Conclusion 		<br />When it comes to suicidal clients it is important to assess and stay alert when problems start to arise...
Reference:<br />Argosy University Online. (2010). Suicide Risks. Retrieved April 5, 2010 from http://myeclassonline.com/re...
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Week 5 Assignment 2

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Week 5 Assignment 2

  1. 1. Crisis Management<br />Chrystal M. Dubay<br />Argosy University <br />PSY483<br />John Colyar<br />April 4, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Index<br />Introduction<br />Assessment tools<br />Suicide how to help them cope<br />Types of Interventions<br />Duty to warn <br />Concerns<br />Conclusion<br />Reference <br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />This is an informatative presentation for those counselors that are new and current.<br />Gives counselors the methods and understanding of suicide with clients.<br />Also, help the counselor with understanding on how to help the client cope with suicide and suicidal thoughts. <br />It’s the counselors duty to warn.<br />Talk about different types of intervention for suicide.<br />
  4. 4. Assessment Tools<br />Many clients will become suicidal at times especially if there is substance abuse issue. <br />Using assessment tools to determine weather or not a client is having suicide thoughts or may actually be suicidal is important. <br />There is a strong related issue between suicide and substance abuse that needs to be addressed. <br />People who attempt or commit suicide can be divided into four groups: completers, attempters, threateners, and parasuicidals (Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />Completers are those who actually succeed to kill themselves.<br />Attempters are those who try to commit the act, but usually doesn’t succeed. <br />Threatenersare those who threaten suicide, use it as a weapon, and may or may not follow through (Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />Last , but not least parasuicidals are those who are trying to be rid of emotional pain rather than trying to kill themselves when they harm themselves(Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />These can all be assessed by asking the client questions such as have you ever thought about killing yourself? Or have you ever try harming yourself? <br />Another way to assess suicide is to use the “SAD PERSONS” scale. <br />There are ten factors that play into the “Sad Persons Scale” and those are sex ,age, depression, loss of rational thinking, lack of social support, lack of a spouse, substance abuse, sickness, presence of an organize plan and previous attempts (Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />These can be looked at through their background and asking certain questions to understand the assessment. <br />
  5. 5. Suicide how to help them cope<br />With suicide it is important to let the client know that the counselor is there to help and not critized them. <br />Help them understand that therapy sessions are a safe place to talk about anything, including suicidal attempts or thoughts. <br />Counselors need to make every reasonable attempt, legally and ethically, to keep a client from committing suicide (Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />Probably asking how do counselors to keep a client from committing suicide? <br />Catching them with their feelings and assessing and asking questions.<br />These efforts include appropriate screening, assessing for immediate risk, remaining with the person during a high-risk time, involving family and friends in continuous supervision, and making an involuntary hospitalization(Argosy University Online, 2010) <br />Watching the clients acts and catching them before is important to assess them right there. <br />
  6. 6. Types of Interventions<br />It is important to know the types of intervention for suicide and some of those types are:<br />More frequently visits to the counselor.<br />Involving family members is a must because they need to know what is going on as well. <br />If the risk appears low, the counselor might ask the client to sign an agreement to not attempt suicide for a specific period of time(Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />The client may agree to take some action, such as calling the counselor, when the urge to inflict self-injury arises (Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />If it is a more serious risk the counselor may have to hospitalized the client or prescribing medication to cope with depression. <br />Knowing the signs before hand is important to helping the client to get help. <br />
  7. 7. Duty to warn <br />As a counselor it is our duty to warn if there is a serious issue with our clients.<br />If we see our client reaching out in any way it is our duty to help them. <br />If we see signs that they are wanting to commit suicide it is our duty to let someone know. <br />Remember, confidentiality is waived in situations where a client appears at risk of committing suicide and it may be appropriate to notify close friends and family of the client’s intent(Argosy University Online, 2010). <br />Also, remember to document everything especially when it comes to suicide because as a counselor you have to protect yourself legally and having everything document is a must. <br />
  8. 8. Concerns<br />There maybe some concerns when dealing with suicidal clients and it is prompt to address these concerns directly.<br />Concerns such as how long should I assess the person who is suicidal?<br />In order to manage the suicidal tendencies of a client, a counselor must regularly assess the client for suicide risk(Argosy University Online, 2010).<br />So once a client has had a suicidal issues they should be assessed for as long as they are being treated. <br />As far as new counselors and concerns about suicide they should know the warning signs and be aware of their clients issues and past issues with suicide. <br />
  9. 9. Conclusion <br />When it comes to suicidal clients it is important to assess and stay alert when problems start to arise. <br />Know when to warn family members and friends.<br />If any concerns about the issue counselors should consult other consolers on issues they may have. <br />Know the types of interventions that are needed for either high risk or low risk suicidal clients. <br />
  10. 10. Reference:<br />Argosy University Online. (2010). Suicide Risks. Retrieved April 5, 2010 from http://myeclassonline.com/re/DotNextLaunch.asp?courseid=4013881<br />

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