Year: 1982 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1982. p.93-100 SIEC No: 19911462

Psychotherapeutic treatment of suicidal patients is very intense & stressful for therapists. Not only must they monitor the vicissitudes of the real relationship & the transference distortions, but they also must be finely attuned to how they resonate these. Acknowledging, tolerating & living with those feelings, no matter how stressful, is required if patients are to resolve their conflicts successfully. (2 refs.)