Suicide is a complex issue. Many resources exist to help therapists treat suicide due to emotion dysregulation issues. However, information to treat clients who suffer from overcontrol issues is more rare. These clients are rigid, duty driven, inflexible, and closed. They are also more likely to attempt suicide and a different approach is needed for them.
The case example in this video covers the key differences between these two groups. Details have been changed for privacy concerns. This population’s motivations, worldview, and treatment design for them is discussed. More Importantly, this video outlines how to respond to this group’s suicide attempts.
The clinical information is taken from the research of Dr. Thomas Lynch. Dr. Lynch is the treatment developer of radically open dialectical behavior therapy. RO DBT targets disorders of excessive self-control. These issues include chronic depression, anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder). To learn more about his work, check out his website: https://www.radicallyopen.net/who-we-are/thomas-r-lynch/
Clinicians should use their clinical training and judgement in dealing with cases. This video should not be relied upon as the only source used in treating cases of suicide. Close supervision and intensive training is essential.
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Yonasan Bender, SW graduated from Hebrew University’s School of Social Work. He has his psychotherapy practice at The Place: The Jerusalem Centre for Emotional Wellbeing. To share your thoughts, experiences, questions, or a different perspective, you can reach Yonasan Bender at 053-808-0435 or email him by clicking HERE. To learn more about him and his work, click HERE.
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