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Staying Balanced When Treating Patients at Risk for Suicide (Part 2)

Staying Balanced When Treating Patients At Risk for Suicide Part 2

A fundamental goal of consultation to the therapist is to provide balance for each therapist so that he or she can stay within the dialectical frame of the therapy.”

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder; Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D, 1993

This feature by Laurence Y. Katz, MD is Part 2 of a two-part series about therapists’ need to stay balanced when treating patients at risk for suicide and how the framework of DBT facilitates this balance. In part 1 (read it here), we examined the need for balance and the first two principles of how DBT fosters that balance.  In this part, we will explore two more principles: therapist mindfulness practice and the application of radical acceptance.

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Staying Balanced When Treating Patients at Risk for Suicide (Part 1)

Staying Balanced When Treating Patients At Risk for Suicide Part 1

A fundamental goal of consultation to the therapist is to provide balance for each therapist so that he or she can stay within the dialectical frame of the therapy.”

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder; Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D, 1993

This feature by Laurence Y. Katz, MD is Part 1 of a two-part series about therapists’ need to stay balanced when treating patients at risk for suicide and how the framework of DBT facilitates this balance. In part 1, we start by examining the need for balance and the first two principles of how DBT fosters that balance.

Continue reading Staying Balanced When Treating Patients at Risk for Suicide (Part 1)