The Suicidal Client/Parishioner: A Guide for Clergy, Pastoral Counselors, and Psychologists Who Advise Them

Schoener, Gary R.
March 2011
Minnesota Psychologist;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p15
The article discusses guidelines for clergy, pastoral counselors and psychologists in dealing with suicidal parishioners and clients in Minnesota. These involve competence of risk assessment, decision of breaching confidentiality to avoid imminent suicide and assistance of affected parties through individual sessions or group meetings. An overview of religion's role and effect on suicide attempts is also presented.


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