Psychological interventions for the suicidal adolescent.

  title={Psychological interventions for the suicidal adolescent.},
  author={Paulina Kernberg},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={48 1},
Acute and chronic styles of suicidal behaviors require different psychotherapeutic approaches--the former needs a supportive-cognitive-focused approach, the latter (chronic or characterological) style needs an expressive insight-oriented psychotherapy with supportive elements to address the adolescent's developmental requirements for structure within the sessions. The psychotherapist needs to be appraised of the epidemiological, dynamic factors as well as the sources of external support the… CONTINUE READING