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MEETING THE SUICIDAL PERSON
The therapeutic approach to the suicidal patient
Ladislav Valach, Ph.D.
Ladislav K. Valach, Dr. phil. is a psychologists working at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and in a private practice. He published with R. A. Young and M. J. Lynam (2002). Action theory. A primer for applied research in the social sciences. Westport, CT: Praeger. He is also an author or co-author of over a hundred papers on issues of sucide, health psychology, coping, counseling and, first of all, action theory published in reviewed journals such as Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, Crisis, Archives of Suicide Research, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Career Development Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, American Journal of Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Qualitative Health Research, Psychology and Health, International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, General Hospital Psychiatry, Journal of Adolescence, European Journal of Public Health, Acta Psychiatr. Scand., The European Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Health Psychology, Spine, British Journal of Psychiatry, Acta Neurol Scand., Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and other.
He is a former executive committee member of the European Health Psychology Society and a board member of the Journal of Health Psychology.
Valach, L., Young, R. A., & Lynam, M. J. (2002).
Action theory. A primer for applied research in the social sciences. Westport,
Young, R. A., & Valach, L. (in press). Action theory: An intergrative paradigm for research and evaluation in career. In R. Van Esbroeck & J. A. Athanasou (Eds.), International handbook of career guidance. New York: Springer Science.
Valach, L., Michel, K., Young, R. A., & Dey, P. (in press). Linking life and suicide related goal directed systems. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
Valach, L., Michel, K., Young, R. A., & Dey, P. (2006). Suicide attempts as social goal-directed systems of joint careers, projects and actions. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 36, 6, xx-xx.
Valach, L., Scheidegger, G., Michel, K., Young, R. A. & Dey, P. (2006). Observation of an interview with a patient after a non-lethal suicide action and suicidal ideation: theory of mind and action. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.
Young, R. A., Valach, L., & Domene, J. (2005). Qualitative Action-Project Methodology. In B. E. Haverkamp, S. L. Morrow, & J. G. Ponterotto (Eds.), Knowledge in Context: Qualitative Methods in Counseling Psychology Research, Journal of Counseling Psychology a special issue, 52, 2, 215-223.
Michel, K., Dey, P., Stadler, K., & Valach, L. (2004). Therapist sensitivity towards emotional life-career issues and the working alliance with suicide attempters. Archives of Suicide Research, 8, 203-213.
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