Doctor in Psychology (Psy. D.)
Suicidal ideation is experienced across both acute presentations and chronic conditions of suicidality. For some, the ideation may be the only symptom that is present while others who have undergone treatment for suicidality may find a relapse into suicidal ideation. With the prevalence and potential relapse back to this maladaptive coping skill, the development of an intervention is needed that directly targets this case presentation. Ideation acts just as any other maladaptive coping skill, and just as with those, there is support for the use of group intervention. The individual’s family or friends may become apprehensive towards being supportive if they hear of a resurgence or onset of suicidal ideation. Providing a peer-based support system in the context of a controlled therapeutic environment, where risk is being consistently monitored, could provide this individual with the situation that best fits their treatment needs.
2022 Hogan J. Gagle
Gagle, Hogan J., "Group Ideation Treatment (GRIT)-A Group Approach to the Treatment of Suicidal Ideation and Relapse into a Maladaptive Coping Skill" (2023). Psychology Doctoral Specialization Projects. 29.