Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Suicidal College Students Research shows that group interventions become beneficial for suicidal college students. Dialectical behavior therapy is a principle-based treatment applied to diversely severe and multi-problem presentation around college campuses (Pistorello, Fruzzetti, MacLane, Gallop, & Iverson, 2012, p. 983). The group sessions also teach developmental skills relevant to college students for chronically suicidal individuals who benefits more from comprehensive treatment. These groups help students learn specific psychological skills like mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. During the process, the therapist uses both acceptance and change within…show more content…
College counseling centers have been trying to address the need by providing training to faculty members in responding to crises, increasing clinical services, and increased referral training (Chugani, 2015, p. 121). College counseling center programs led by faculty with goals of education, resources, and support for severe mental illness (Chugani, 2015, p. 121). When integrating DBT to college counseling centers, colleges need to understand these facilities were originally designed to deliver short-term psychotherapy session with trainees as therapists and subject to breaks and vacations interfering with treatment plans. These factors can alter the way services and groups sessions are delivered to students in need due to limited amounts of free counseling appointments offered to each student. The counseling centers need to provide strategically adapted DBT models designed to fit the needs and resources of college students (Chugani, 2015, p. 122). College counseling centers have started to implement DBT skills training groups alone as a joint treatment. This happens from insufficient financial funding and assumes clients do not need the comprehensive package. For suicidal college students, the most effective type of treatment is comprehensive dialectical behavioral therapy. Because financial…show more content…
This type therapy is built upon various interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and skill-based group sessions. These group sessions help teach clients about different skills to positively cope with hard situations. Especially for suicidal college students, teaching mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and specific skills relating to these topics. It is alarming to see the suicidal rates increasing within college from all the activities and problems they balance within the school, life, and
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