Year: 1988 Source: Crisis, v.9, no.1, (April 1988), p.45-48 SIEC No: 19880387

Notes that postvention is rarely studied. Simon (1985) recommends group therapy for catharsis. Related papers note the importance of guilt feelings. Battle (1984) recommends that care begin within 24 hours, with intensive psychotherapy only after 3 to 4 weeks. Orientation of therapy should be between psychodynamic & supportive, with cognitive, but not behavioural, approaches to problem solving. A brief description of an 8-member group is included. (11 refs.) (RM)