Year: 1995 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.26, no.1, (February 1995), p.41-47 SIEC No: 19950931

Information is provided on how to conduct suicide assessment interviews & initial patient management within the context of an intake interview. A brief review of professional training issues for psychologists & suicide risk factors precede discussion of suicide assessment interviewing procedures. Strategies for evaluating depression, suicide ideation, suicide plan, self-control & suicide intent are presented. General guidelines for initial management & clinical decision making are reviewed.