Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.1, (1979), p.33-45 SIEC No: 19831226

4 psychotherapists training at 1 institution had patients who committed suicide. This paper presents case summarizes, the reactions of each therapist, conclusions regarding the mourning process following patients’ suicides, & implications for training programs, The authors conclude it is necessary to recognize the inevitability of crises when working with disturbed patients & that , while mourning must be worked through, training can permit therapists to experience growth , as well as pain.(RM)