Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.332-354 SIEC No: 19990271

This chapter discusses the relationship between trauma & suicidal behaviours. Topics include: the legacy of chronic traumatization; parasuicidal behaviour (meanings of self-harming behaviour, therapeutic responses); suicide intervention with severely traumatized patients (assessment, safety contracts, coping with suicidal impulses, managing crises); countertransference responses to suicidal trauma patients; trauma-related comorbidity & suicide risk; psychopharmacology; & clinical implications.