Year: 1989 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (22nd: 1989: San Diego), p.33-35 SIEC No: 19900724

A case study is given to show how gender played a role in the transference/counter-transference of the treatment of a suicidal female patient. Female patients are often viewed as manipulators and thus are perceived as more difficult to treat. This case study was a 34-year old, married female who had poisoned herself. Rollins describes her approach to this patient’s treatment. She emphasized that it was the patient who was responsible for her actions, and resisted the urge to mother the patient.