CBT SP Worksheet
What is the theory behind this CBT SP Worksheet?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Suicide Prevention is a program meant to assess and reduce suicide risks, build effective coping strategies, and reduce the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents who have recently attempted suicide. Its main is to help such adolescents build helpful skills that can prevent any suicidal behavior in the future. One of the interventions used in CBT SP is having a safety plan in place.
How will the worksheet help?
The worksheet will help clients who are particularly vulnerable to suicidal thoughts to have a safety plan in place that they can utilize to help themselves when they feel suicidal. It can help them compile a list of useful coping strategies and how and whom they can turn to in case their suicidal thoughts get overwhelming.
How to use the worksheet?
Instruct the client to first recall and list down situations that have triggered suicidal thoughts and their previous suicidal attempt if any in the past, then write how they can face a similar situation again. Then they must list down helpful coping strategies, people, places, and resources they can rely on when they have suicidal thoughts.
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Stanley, B., Brown, G., Brent, D. A., Wells, K., Poling, K., Curry, J., Kennard, B. D., Wagner, A., Cwik, M. F., Klomek, A. B., Goldstein, T., Vitiello, B., Barnett, S., Daniel, S., & Hughes, J. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): treatment model, feasibility, and acceptability. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 48(10), 1005–1013. https://doi.org/10.1097/CHI.0b013e3181b5dbfe