Treatment of the Suicidal Adolescent
Berman A L~~Jobes D A
An overview of the clinical assessment, treatment & management of suicidal adolescents is presented. Risk assessment is discussed as a multifactoral evaluation of variables. Treatment planning is presented as addressing suicide lethality & intentionality through the selection of an appropriate site & modality of treatment. Techniques of strategic crisis intervention, postcrisis intervention, termination issues, malpractice concerns & general principles of competent practice are reviewed.