Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.1, (1979), p.47-56 SIEC No: 19831227

This report outlines the experience of one center in establishing a group therapy program, discussing the readiness of the center, reservations of the governing board, qualifications and number of group leaders, composition of the group, time-place-duration of meetings, “open” versus “closed” structure, vagaries of obtaining participants, integration with the 24-hour telephone crisis service, problems of confidentiality, and dealing with the suicide of a group member.