Year: 2010 Source: Academic Psychiatry, v.34, no.2, (March-April 2010), p.132-135 SIEC No: 20100242

This article describes psychiatric trainees’ reflections regarding their participation in a psychosocial/psychoeducational group intervention for individuals with recurrent suicide attempts. 14 psychiatric residents who completed at least one 20-week intervention cycle were given a 15-item questionnaire. 13 residents completed the survey. Following the training experience, nearly all residents endorsed feeling more comfortable managing patients with recurrent suicide attempts. Training was perceived as having clinical & educational value & an impact on general practice. More rigorous research examining the effects of the intervention on suicidology training is needed. (9 refs.)