Year: 1994 Source: Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1994. p.45-59 SIEC No: 19940561

Leenaars presents a 5-step model for crisis intervention with suicidal individuals. The steps in the model are: 1) establish rapport; 2) explore; 3) focus; 4) develop options & a plan of action; 5) terminate. Each of these steps is discussed in greater detail. A case history is used as illustration of the model. This chapter concludes with a note on the issues of transference and countertransference. (24 refs.)