Year: 1993 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.24, no.2, (May 1993), p.142-152 SIEC No: 19930601

Certain feelings may make therapists uncomfortable. These have been largely neglected in previous research & may not be adequately addressed in graduate training programs. As part of this survey, the variance between therapist fears that a client may commit suicide & actual patient suicide, was investigated. Although there was no difference expressed in fear of client committing suicide, male therapists reported higher frequencies of patient suicide. Client gender also affected suicide concerns.