Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.1-3 SIEC No: 19851053

Dr. Berman examines the 17-year history of the AAS, firmly stating it is time to establish the identity of suicidology. He calls for standardization of nomenclature & an accepted definition of suicide, the formulation of a body of observations that would constitute a knowledge base about suicide, & formal, professional training in suicidology.