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SUMMARY The author's experience of several patient suicides provides her with an understanding of her own style of working through this professional crisis. Several studies investigate the number of suicides therapists can expect in their careers. The literature on therapists' reactions to...
SUMMARY The death of a client by suicide was very emotionally destabilizing to this therapist. She worked hard to distance herself personally from the pain at first and at the same time she found herself overfocused on the “psychological autopsy.” She had difficulty accepting new clients and...
SUMMARY The first half of this paper reviews the personal and professional experiences of the authors after having a client die by suicide (the first author) or make a serious attempt (the second author). The second half reviews research on training and graduate students' experience with suicide...
SUMMARY The suicide of a client can have a profound effect on both the therapist and the supervisory relationship. This paper addresses some of the known reactions to client suicide and clinical themes as noted in the literature and in the experiences of several therapists. It also provides some...
SUMMARY The paper presents a discussion between two therapists—one female, the other male, one a clinical psychologist and the other a psychiatrist, one working in an institution and the other in a private practiceeach surviving the suicide of a client. It discusses what helped
SUMMARY This is an account of the suicide of a young woman who had been raped at the age of thirteen, by five boys. Personal and professional implications will be discussed, including the experience of grief and trauma, the impact on work life and confidence, and the challenge to one's values...
SUMMARY The purpose of this chapter is to delineate how mental health professionals can prevent their clients from acting in a suicidal manner while protecting themselves against potential liability when a client attempts or completes suicide. In our increasingly litigious society mental health...
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