Explain how you would handle a client who states he is feeling hopeless and helpless.

Explain how you would handle a client who states he is feeling hopeless and helpless.

Max Points: 5.0

Why is identifying the “real story” important for effective counseling? What difficulties could occur if you do not focus your counseling on the “real story?” Explain how you would handle a client who states he is feeling hopeless and helpless. How would you assess for suicidality? If the client only has fleeting thoughts but no plan, what strategies might you employ?

This discussion question meets the following CACREP Standard: 2.F.5.l. Suicide prevention models and strategies.

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