Year: 2006 Source: The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v.14, no.2, (April 2006), p.129-134 SIEC No: 20070137

Perturbation refers to a client’s level or degree of emotional pain. Such perturbation has been identified as a critical component in a family member’s suicide ideation. This article describes how to assess perturbation by using scaling questions & how to process the impact of a suicidal family member’s perturbation. (28 refs.)