Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.235-252(Appendix p.741-763) SIEC No: 19910339

This article provides guidelines for interviewing patients to assess suicidal risk. The author asserts that a clinician’s interviewing style should be modified to the developmental level of the patients. He gives examples of age-specific techniques, as well as describing risk factors, coping abilities, guidelines for behavior assessment & effective communication. (VM)