A novel therapy for people who attempt suicide and why we need new models of suicide

Michel, Konrad; Valach, Ladislav; Gysin-Maillart, Anja (2017). A novel therapy for people who attempt suicide and why we need new models of suicide. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(3), pp. 243-258. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/ijerph14030243

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This paper presents a model of suicidal behaviour based on suicide as a goal-directed action, and its implications. An action theoretical model has guided the authors in the development of a brief therapy for individuals who attempt suicide (ASSIP-Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program). Key elements are an early therapeutic alliance, narrative interviewing, psychoeducation, a joint case conceptualization, safety planning, and regular letters over 24 months. In a randomized controlled trial, ASSIP was highly effective in reducing the risk of suicide reattempts. The therapeutic elements in this treatment are described and possible implications for future directions in clinical suicide prevention discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center

UniBE Contributor:

Michel, Konrad and Gysin-Maillart, Anja Carolyn

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1661-7827

Publisher:

Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marlise Matti

Date Deposited:

17 Jul 2017 17:27

Last Modified:

03 Jan 2019 09:37

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/ijerph14030243

PubMed ID:

28257071

Uncontrolled Keywords:

action theory; attempted suicide; narrative interview; psychotherapy; suicide; suicide prevention

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.101241

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/101241

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