Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.441-467 SIEC No: 19910345

This article examines the process of psychotherapy with a suicidal patient. The author reviews theories of suicidality, & outlines how to form an alliance with a child, adolescent, adult, or aged patient. He also describes some common characteristics of suicidal patients, inlcuding envy & rivalry. He concludes by discussing different types of countertransference. (VM)