Year: 2007 Source: Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, v.3, no.2, (May 2007), p.50-60 SIEC No: 20070843

Craig Bryan (2007) skillfully describes how he was able to successfully weave together several new developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior and deliver a coherent, effective treatment for “John,” a military medical professional who experienced serious suicidal ideation and mixed bouts of anxiety and depression following a return from deployment in Iraq. I offer some comments about what I see as the particularly strong aspects of the intervention, and then I proceed to introduce some concepts that might have been used to facilitate greater socio-emotional awareness and a more adaptive social repertoire for the client.