Year: 1975 Source: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. p.42-62 SIEC No: 19870665

Presents a detailed discussion of the complexities involved in treating suicidal patients. The therapist must be actively & vitally involved with the patient & should include members of the patient’s ecological group in the treatment process. The importance of the initial interview is emphasized, & the decision to hospitalize is explored. Therapeutic strategies include drug therapy, ECT, & various psychotherapeutic approaches. Therapists are cautioned to watch for countertransferance problems.