Year: 1990 Source: Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press, 1990. p.139-158 SIEC No: 19950391

This chapter presents the 3 major types of psychotherapy used with suicidal patients: individual, group, & family. The discussion of individual therapy includes issues such as the fragile identity, conflicted self-expectations & difficulty expressing emotion. A brief history of group therapy is presented & the value of this therapy is reviewed. The discussion of family therapy outlines 10 characteristics of suicidally prone families & the initiation & maintenance of the family health process.