"In this instructional video, Dr. Marsha Linehan demonstrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with a suicidal client struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder. Volume 1 of the set offers an in-depth look at common DBT assessment challenges. Linehan conducts two early-stage sessions with "client" Stacy (a student of hers who offers up one of her cases for role-play), in which she deftly confronts her "100 percent avoidance behavior" while also brokering agreements around her suicidality. You'll observe how Linehan firmly assesses risk and ignores the trap of client obfuscation, yet also supports Stacy's autonomy and challenges her to envision more adaptive coping skills. By watching this video, you will understand common challenges DBT therapists face with suicidal clients; discover core DBT interventions for assessing risk, managing reactivity, and negotiating agreements; and learn to use psychoeducation and directiveness in order to stay focused on key clinical tasks. Intended for students and practitioners in clinical psychology, counseling, social work, and related health professions." - Supplied by publisher.
DBT with suicidal clients
Previously released under the title "Clinical Grand Rounds: Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal Clients Meeting Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder (Initial Session)" by Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.