Year: 1994 Source: Bristol, PA: Francis & Taylor, 1994. p.101-113 SIEC No: 19940565

Richman surveys the use of psychotherapy for the suicidal elderly person & its implications for teaching, treatment & prvention. An extensive section on assessment discusses not only the usual risk indicators for elderly suicide, e.g. social factors such as living alone, but also the context in which suicide occurs, e.g. closed family systems. Information is provided on preferred treatment modalities, treatment styles & the cultivation of professional skills. (21 refs.)