Year: 1999 Source: 6p. SIEC No: 20010337

The goal of this study was to replicate previous research on the emotional impact of a client’s suicide upon clinicians & to explore administrative response to these survivors. 11 primary care providers participated in a one-hour interview process. 10 of the 11 reported feeling more cautious, 6 reported increased focus on risk assessment, 6 were more fearful in subsequent clinical relationships, 6 sought increased supervision, & 2 felt more guarded in their therapy relationships. None of the clinicians accessed professional services following their client’s death & none attended the local suicide survivors support group. Only 6 clinicans reported being offered postvention services.