Assessing and Treating Adolescent Suicidality


Wolfe, K. L., Goga, K. M., Kennard, B. D. (2018). Assessing and treating adolescent suicidality. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 44, 101–107.


Adolescent suicide is a growing national public health challenge.  Assessment and treatment of teenagers with suicidality (ideation, plans, intent) is critically needed.  Comprehensive assessment of individual, family, and environment factors are key.  Chain analysis of sequences of behavior and interaction in stressful interpersonal interactions can provide valuable clinical information for use in a range of psychotherapeutic intervention approaches.

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