Year: 1985 Source: Hospital & Community Psychiatry, v.36, no.10, (October 1985), p.1041-1042,1046 SIEC No: 19850914

The author provides guidelines for determining if family therapy is the appropriate method of intervention following an adolescent suicide attempt. Factors to consider are: current family interaction, role of pathology in stabilizing current family homeostasis, the feasibility of individual therapy & the family’s motivation & capacity. 9 ref. (NBB)