Solution-Focused Therapy for Families Coping with Suicide

Authors


  • Sahily de Castro, MSW, MHSA, Counseling Department, Adrian Dominican School of Education, Barry University; Jeffrey T. Guterman, PhD, Counseling Department, Adrian Dominican School of Education, Barry University.

Address correspondence to Jeffrey T. Guterman, PhD, Barry University, 11300 NE Second Avenue, Adrian Dominican School of Education, Counseling Department, Powers Building, Room 271, Miami Shores, Florida 33161; E-mail: jguterman@mail.barry.edu

Abstract

Solution-focused therapy is proposed as a model for families coping with suicide. The nature and incidence of suicide is described along with a consideration of the effects that suicide has on families and prevailing treatment approaches. Three case examples illustrate the application. Implications are discussed pertaining to the theory, practice, and research of solution-focused therapy for families coping with suicide.

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