ERIC Number: ED237921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Suicide: Training Counselors To Work with the Survivors.
Bernhardt, Gregory R.; Praeger, Susan G.
Facts and resources about suicide and the effects on friends and relatives (survivors) of persons who have committed suicide are offered to help counselors learn how to work with the survivors. Estimates are presented of the annual number of suicides and survivors along with a discussion of the importance of providing services for survivors. To help counselors become knowledgeable about suicide, the facts regarding nine common myths about suicidal characteristics and behavior are given. A list of 20 guidelines for counselors that have been developed by survivors are offered. The guidelines are concrete examples of behaviors and attitudes that survivors have found useful and supportive. A bibliography is included which cites two references and 27 additional resources on suicide and survivors. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, DC, March 20-23, 1983).