Year: 1988 Source: Child and Adolescent Social Work, v.5, no.3, (Fall 1988), p.218-228 SIEC No: 19900298

Presents an initial hour of therapy with 17.5 year old David, an Asian-American youth who was previously hospitalized for a suicide attempt. This first encounter permits a glimpse into typical adolescent conflicts & issues, shows how newer theoretical perspectives guide clinical thinking & technique & illustrates the way in which sociocultural forces intertwine with personal experience. (9 ref)