Case history presentation of an individual about whom it is unclear whether he was murdered or committed suicide, including factors/vulnerabilities leading up to his death. Viewing of a documentary of events preceding his death, discussion of details of theories on both sides of the controversy. Conclusion with information relevant to mental-health professionals’ needs to assess, diagnose, and treat suicidal patients.
- . Summarize the four questions you need to ask a suicidal patient when determining the need for a protective environment.
- Express the role of addictions in the suicidal and self-mutilating population.
- Implement three treatment strategies for positive outcomes with suicidal and self-mutilating patients.
- Compare and contrast potential vulnerabilities to suicide in both a historical and contemporary individual.
Marti Peck is a licensed clinical psychologist, currently in private practice in Old Town. She is a senior faculty member at SDPC, a graduate of the adult psychoanalysis training program, and certified in adult psychoanalysis by the American Psychoanalytic Association.
David Peck is a retired physician in urgent care medicine and the author of Or Perish in the Attempt: Hardship and Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is co-producer of the recently released documentary based on his book.