Year: 1997 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.27, no.2, (Summer 1997), p.176-181 SIEC No: 19970710

This study examines the behavioural & affective reactions of clients to the suicide of their psychotherapist 1 year after the event, The findings suggest that patient survivors of a therapist’s suicide differ from other survivors in their potential to suffer from pathological grief reactions, a reluctance to re-enter therapy, & an acceptance of suicide as a solution to one’s problems. Implications for mental health workers & intervention services for patient survivors are discussed.