Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861110

The author discusses six different barriers that prevent therapists from investigating suicidal ideation with their clients: the fear of inflicting harm, overidentification with the depressed patient, the fear of being overwhelmed, the fear of overreacting, the fear of making the patient angry, & the fear of working against the patient. (NBB)