Year: 2002 Source: Death Studies, v.26, no.5, (June 2002), p.439-444 SIEC No: 20031074

The author of this article provides a well-rounded review of M D Rudd et al’s manual for the treatment of suicidal behavior. The book presents a highly structured, detailed, & specific model of a short-term cognitive therapy program that attacks each & every aspect of the suicidal mode. While the reviewer finds that this offers an excellent program for intervention in times of crisis, he doubts its long-term effects. Criticisms include the need to extend the therapeutic time frame beyond the present. (2 refs)