Year: 1986 Source: Annual Symposium on Suicide Research in Alberta (6th: May 1986: Calgary), 34p. SIEC No: 19860613

Dr. Smith demonstrates that certain faulty assumptions about self-destructive behavior have impeded research toward and adequate conceptual model of suicide. He presents a model of adult suicidal behavior, within a dynamically oriented, clinical perspective, that he states is an attempt at meeting the difficult task of creating a conceptual model. (NBB)