Counselling Suicidal Clients addresses the important professional considerations when working with clients who are suicidal. The ‘bigger picture’, including legal and ethical considerations and organizational policy and procedures is explored, as is to how practitioners can work with the dynamics of suicide potential in the therapeutic process. The book is divided into six main parts:The changing context of suicideThe prediction-prevention model, policy and ethicsThe influence of the organizationThe client processThe practitioner processThe practice of counseling with suicidal clients

Counselling Suicidal Clients in Organizational Settings

Counselling suicidal clients in organizational settings

Chapter Overview

How a counsellor works with suicidal clients will be strongly influenced by the setting in which counselling takes place. For example, independent practitioners will face different dilemmas and challenges to counsellors who work in health care settings or social services. This chapter aims to consider the challenges that can be faced by counsellors when working in organizations and responding to suicide risk.

Kinder writes that, ‘Workplace counselling is different to traditional counselling or therapy in the sense that whenever a client is seen, there is one other “person” present – the organisation’ (2005: 22). It could be argued that this is true not only for organizations, but for any counselling that is located within ...

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