Year: 1965 Source: Psychiatry: Journal for the Study of Interpersonal Processes, v.28, no.2, (1965), p.157-168 SIEC No: 19820233

This paper summarizes current thought on the subject, as presented in available literature, and suggests treatment procedures with suicidal children on the basis of the experience of the authors & literature. Deep, uncovering therapy is for the most part to be avoided. Establishing a relationship and encouragement of verbalization is foremost. In many cases, the dynamics may never be understood, but the child gets better anyway. The therapist operates by helping the child.(GW)