The Classic Systems of Psychotherapy and Suicidal Behavior (IN: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of Suicidal Behavior, edited by R I Yufit & D Lester)

This chapter describes various types of psychotherapy & their application with suicidal patients. Psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, transactional analysis, behaviour therapy are discussed in detail while primal therapy, gestalt therapy, reality therapy, person-centered therapy, & existential therapy are briefly reviewed. (62 refs.)

Depression and the Will to Live in the Psychological Landscape of Terminally ill Patients (IN: The Case Against Assisted Suicide, ed. by K Foley & H Hendin)

This chapter attempts to outline some of the critical psychological considerations & the research literature that inform society’s current understanding of the difference between a wish to die, the waning of the will to live, & depression in patients nearing death.

A Suicidal Emergency

This article discusses the case of Anne, a woman with severe depression & suicidal ideation. The course of therapy is described in detail. (3 refs.)

Psychotherapy for Suicidal Clients (RC 569 L467 1991)

The aim of this book is to explore the following systems of psychotherapy & their use for dealing with suicidal clients: 1) psychoanalytic psychotherapy; 2) primal scream therapy; 3) transactional analysis; 4) Jungian analysis; 5) person-centered therapy; 6) Gestalt therapy; 7) cognitive therapy: 8) reality therapy; 9) behaviour therapy; & 10) existential therapy.

Billy and Joey: Thoughts and Feelings of Suicide

Psychotherapy for Suicidal Clients (IN: Treatment of Suicidal People, ed. by A. A. Leenaars)

Lester states that there are various issues that psychotherapists who treat suicidal clients need to consider. 2 of these issues are: 1) whether all of the systems of psychotherapy may be used safely with suicidal clients; & 2) is the therapeutic issue the client’s suicidal preoccupation or the problems underlying it. Lester reviews various types[…]

Alternative Pathways to Healing: the Recovery Medicine Wheel

The Native American Indian medicine wheel is regarded as a powerful healing tool. This book explains the concept of the Recovery Medicine Wheel – learning how to live in harmony with yourself, with others, & with the earth. It also shows how to use the wheel in a journey to recovery. It can help adult[…]

Interventions with Native Americans (IN: Preventing Adolescent Suicide, ed. by D Capuzzi and L Golden)

Native American adolescents are at high risk for suicide attempts & completions. This chapter discusses Native American suicide trends, treatment issues such as intentionality, self-report measures, diagnostic protocols & the use of the DSM-III; treatment approaches such as client roles, psychoanalytical & existential foundations, family & systems therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy & group therapy & implications[…]

Psychotherapy and Psychomatic Medicine (RC 327 W664 7th 1983)

This volume is 4th in a series of 8 from the 7th World Congress of Psychiatry held in Vienna in 1983. Topics include new paradigms in psychotherapy; short-term psychotherapies; non-verbal aspects of psychiatry; family therapy; depression; mood & emotions; psychotherapy for the developing world; psychoanalytical hospital treatment; group psychotherapy; obsessive-compulsive disorder; relaxation & imaging; neurolinguistics;[…]

Postvention for Bereaved Family Members: Some Therapeutic Possibilities

Notes that postvention is rarely studied. Simon (1985) recommends group therapy for catharsis. Related papers note the importance of guilt feelings. Battle (1984) recommends that care begin within 24 hours, with intensive psychotherapy only after 3 to 4 weeks. Orientation of therapy should be between psychodynamic & supportive, with cognitive, but not behavioural, approaches to[…]