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Dialectical behavior therapy-based skills training for family members of suicide attempters
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2009 (English)In: Archives of Suicide Research, ISSN 1381-1118, E-ISSN 1573-8159, Vol. 13, no 3, 257-263 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This pilot study evaluated the effect of Family Connections (FC), a Dialectical Behavior Therapy-based manualized skills training program, for family members of suicide attempters. The DBT-based skills training program aims to enhance the knowledge of wide range research based aspects of suicidal behavior and treatment recommendations. Furthermore it includes skills training for interpersonal relationships and also offers family members an opportunity to share their experiences. Thirteen participants completed the 9-week program with pre- and post self-report questionnaires. The results showed significant reduction in burden, improved psychic health and an increase in well-being regarding the relation with the patient. These results provide support for the need and importance of a DBT-based skills training program addressed specifically to family members of suicide attempters.

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Routledge , 2009. Vol. 13, no 3, 257-263 p.
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DBT-based skills training, Family Connections, family members, prevention, suicide attempt
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Psychology Psychiatry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107742DOI: 10.1080/13811110903044401ISI: 000276408000005PubMedID: 19590999OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107742DiVA: diva2:232685
Available from: 2009-08-25 Created: 2009-08-25 Last updated: 2010-12-23Bibliographically approved

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