Year: 2003 Source: Crisis, v.24, no.3, (2003), p.134-136 SIEC No: 20040090

In this article the authors attempt to answer the question, “How would a cognitive-behavioral problem-solving approach translate to the reality of a hectic emergency psychiatric unit?” They present a strategy for applying such a problem-solving approach to suicidal patients in the Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) which involves identifying patients for whom it would be effective, providing the patient with an explanation of the suicidal crisis, & implementing a version of problem-solving that is focused on immediate circumstances. (9 refs)