Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.146-187 SIEC No: 19990261

This chapter describes a general treatment model for the suicidal patient & psychosocial treatment protocols designed specifically to manage & treat the suicidal behaviours of patients in psychotherapy. Dialetical behaviour therapy is discussed in detail. Two protocols are presented in a step-by-step format. The first addresses treatment planning with the suicidal patient & the second is for the management of acute suicidal behaviours & crisis intervention. Clinical implications are reviewed.