Year: 1979 Source: Springfield, Ill.: Charles C Thomas, 1979. p.82-85 SIEC No: 19830370

The counselor takes a more active role with suicidal, than with other, clients & allows more dependency to develop. The authors suggest introducing significant others into the therapeutic process to wean the client from dependency & to distribute treatment responsibility. They also suggest the counselor talk to other therapists in order to put responsibility in perspective, to ventilate feelings, & to get support for therapeutic actions (including protection from litigation). (3 refs) (RM)