Year: 1994 Source: Death Studies, v.18, no.4, (July-August 1994), p.391-407 SIEC No: 19940835

A rational for therapy with suicidal elderly patients, from assessment through psychotherapy, is presented. The process includes thorough & comprehensive attention to not only the suicidal individual, but also the situational & family components of the suicide crisis; crisis intervention; general principles of treatment; & applications of these principles to individual, group, & family therapy. The intensity & complexity of the transference & countertransference reactions are emphasized.