Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, v.25, no.3, (Fall 1995), p.185-204 SIEC No: 19970834

This article discusses the first in a series of interrelated therapy modules to help guide the treatment of depression. Procedures are described for assessing the severity of depression, evaluating the need for medications, & determining when hospitalization is needed. Recommendations are provided for monitoring suicide risk factors & preventing self-injury in depressed & suicidal clients. (51 refs.)