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DBT, Suicide and Self-Harm

About the Course:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) prioritizes suicidal behavior and other self-directed violence as the primary treatment targets, and has been demonstrated to reduce self-directed violence in clinical trials. These two paper synthesizes findings from controlled trials that assessed self-directed violence and suicidality, including suicide attempts, non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal ideation, and accessing psychiatric crisis services.

This course is based on the article, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is Effective for the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior: A Meta-Analysis created by Christopher R. DeCou, et al. in 2019 and the article, Strategies to Deal With Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder, the Case of DBT created by Paco Pradau, et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Authors

Christopher R. DeCou

Dr. Chris DeCou is a licensed clinical psychologist at Harborview Medical Center. His research centers on the study and prevention of suicide among under-served and under-studied populations, and the association between experiences of trauma and suicidality. Chris has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presented on suicide prevention at many national and international meetings.

Paco Prada

Paco Prada is a senior lecturer at Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland. His research focuses on borderline personality disorder.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the high risk of suicide and self harm amd patients with BPD.

  2. Identify DBT as a viable treatment for self harm and suicide risk patients

  3. Apply the aspects of DBT tailored to treat patients at risk for suicide and NSSI.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1.25 CE Credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1.25 CPD hour

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is Effective for the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior: A Meta-Analysis

References begin on page 71.

Strategies to Deal With Suicide and Non-suicidal Self-Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder, the Case of DBT

References begin on page 4.

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Course Number 102437
1.25 credit hour
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