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Advances in Mental Health and Addiction

A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide

Theory, Research, and Prevention

Editors: Hirsch, Jameson K., Chang, Edward C., Kelliher Rabon, Jessica (Eds.)

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  • Highlights practical implications for field of suicidology
  • Emphasizes evidence-based prevention and intervention
  • Each chapter written by a current leader in positive psychology and suicidology
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This inspiring resource presents theories, findings, and interventions from Positive Suicidology, an emerging strengths-based approach to suicide prevention. Its synthesis of positive psychology and suicidology theories offers a science-based framework for promoting wellbeing to complement or, if appropriate, replace traditional deficit-driven theories and therapies used in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Coverage reviews interpersonal, intrapersonal, and societal risk factors for suicide, and identifies protective factors, such as hope and resilience, that can be enhanced in therapy. From there, chapters detail a palette of approaches and applications of Positive Suicidology, from the powerful motivating forces described in Self-Determination Theory to meaning-building physical and social activities.

Among the topics covered:

  • Future-oriented constructs and their role in suicidal ideation and enactment.
  • Gratitude as a protective factor for suicidal ideation and behavior: theory and evidence.
  • Considering race and ethnicity in the use of positive psychological approaches to suicide.
  • The Six R’s framework as mindfulness for suicide prevention.
  • Community-based participatory research and empowerment for suicide prevention.
  • Applied resiliency and suicide prevention: a strengths-based, risk-reduction framework.

Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and health psychologists, as well as educators, clergy and healthcare professionals, will find A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide an invaluable source of contemporary evidence-based strategies for their prevention and intervention efforts with suicidal clients.

About the authors

Jameson K. Hirsch is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Assistant Chair, at East Tennessee State University, and maintains faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, the Department of Public Health, East Tennessee State University, and as a Research Scientist at the Mountain Home VAMC.  Dr. Hirsch received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming, completed his APA-accredited internship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  His research focuses on protective, positive psychological characteristics that might buffer against psychopathology, particularly depression and suicidal behavior, occurring in the context of medical illness and impairment and in underserved and under-represented groups, including rural, elderly and ethnic minority individuals.  Dr. Hirsch has published over 125 peer-reviewed articles on protective factors, and he has presented his research more than 350 times at professional conferences.  He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Cognitive Therapy and Research and International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Edward C. Chang is a Professor of Clinical Science in the Department of Psychology and Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his APA-accredited clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital Center-New York University Medical Center. Dr. Chang has published nearly 200 works on personality, positive psychology, suicide risk, cultural differences, coping, and psychological adjustment. He has also edited more than a dozen books focused on optimism, personality, social problem solving, cognitive behavioral interventions with ethnoracial groups, psychopathology in Asians, and health in Southeast Asians. Dr. Chang has served as Associate Editor of several leading journals in the field, including Cognitive Therapy and Research, the American Psychologist, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Asian American Journal of Psychology, and the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Finally, he has won numerous awards for his research and teaching over the years, including the Theodore Millon Award in Personality Psychology.

Jessica Kelliher Rabon is a post-doctoral fellow at Greenville Hospital System Children's Hospital in Greenville, SC. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at East Tennessee State University, her M.A. in clinical psychology from Western Carolina University, and B.S. in psychology from Furman University. She completed her APA-accredited clinical internship at Virginia Treatment for Children in Richmond, VA. Dr. Rabon has conducted, presented, and published research on a wide range of topics including anxiety, depression, suicidal behavior, hopelessness, self-compassion, future orientation, forgiveness, and optimism. Dr. Rabon’s current interests focus on identification of positive psychosocial characteristics that protect against depression and suicidal behavior, especially in vulnerable populations.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention: An Introduction and Overview of the Literature

    Pages 1-15

    Kelliher Rabon, Jessica (et al.)

  • Future-Oriented Constructs and Their Role in Suicidal Ideation and Enactment

    Pages 17-36

    Kirtley, Olivia J. (et al.)

  • Forgiveness, Addiction, and Suicide

    Pages 37-58

    Webb, Jon R.

  • Reasons for Living

    Pages 59-88

    Calati, Raffaella (et al.)

  • Gratitude as a Protective Factor for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour: The Theory and the Evidence Base

    Pages 89-110

    Krysinska, Karolina

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eBook $59.99
$79.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD (gross)
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03225-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
$99.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
valid through December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03224-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide
Book Subtitle
Theory, Research, and Prevention
Editors
  • Jameson K. Hirsch
  • Edward C. Chang
  • Jessica Kelliher Rabon
Series Title
Advances in Mental Health and Addiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03225-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03225-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03224-1
Series ISSN
2570-3390
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 334
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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