Year: 1994 Source: Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1994. p.63-73 SIEC No: 19940562

Lester states that there are various issues that psychotherapists who treat suicidal clients need to consider. 2 of these issues are: 1) whether all of the systems of psychotherapy may be used safely with suicidal clients; & 2) is the therapeutic issue the client’s suicidal preoccupation or the problems underlying it. Lester reviews various types of psychotherapy, e.g. psychoanalysis & cognitive therapy, highlighting their possible goals with the suicidal client. (36 refs.)