Year: 1999 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.30, no.1, (February 1999), p.83-87 SIEC No: 19990581

This article describes a suicide assessment & training model, sequenced with respect to expertise & cognitive psychology principles. The initial interview, assessment of depression & suicidal ideation, & identification of relevant risk factors & interventions are all considered. Affectively based interventions, although rarely discussed in the literature, are emphasized here: these intervention strategies complement more commonly used action-based strategies for preventing suicide. (26 refs.)