Year: 1969 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.10, no.1, (1969), p.59-70 SIEC No: 19830458

The paper describes a method and a theoretical rationale for managing the suicidal potential of borderline & psychotic patients within the context of psychotherapy. The approach seeks to incorporate into useful clinical practice observations which indicate that suicidal intention usually potential for explicit communication. Included is a summary of the monitoring approach, & precautions and limitations for this method. (21 ref.)