Year: 1991 Source: Surviving Suicide, v.3, no.4, (Winter 1991), p.5 SIEC No: 19911521

This article discusses the effect a client’s suicide has on a therapist. A study is described which found that therapists have many of the same reactions as family members & other survivors. They felt shock, sadness, anger, guilt, anxiety, & doubt about their competence. Many claimed that they changed the way they practiced due to the suicide. The author concludes that therapists need support after a client’s suicide, just like other survivors. (VM)