Integrating Treatments for Suicidal Patients into an Effective Package


  • Gregg Henriques Department of Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA



suicidal behavior, treatment, integrative psychotherapy, Justification Hypothesis, Influence Matrix


Craig Bryan (2007) skillfully describes how he was able to successfully weave together several new developments in the treatment of suicidal behavior and deliver a coherent, effective treatment for “John,” a military medical professional who experienced serious suicidal ideation and mixed bouts of anxiety and depression following a return from deployment in Iraq. I offer some comments about what I see as the particularly strong aspects of the intervention, and then I proceed to introduce some concepts that might have been used to facilitate greater socio-emotional awareness and a more adaptive social repertoire for the client.




How to Cite

Henriques, G. (2007). Integrating Treatments for Suicidal Patients into an Effective Package. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 3(2).