Manage episode 335748590 series 3300327
The second of the Borderline AWARE conversations relates to Weighting (Diagnosis, Course, Social Causation - how these factors may influence the weighting that we put on a person's suicidality). The conversation is named Empowerment vs Containment. The episode builds on the Advice vs Action conversation and goes a step further providing the listener a thorough understanding of the different approaches to take and when to take those approaches.
Based on whether the presentation is acute, chronic or acute on chronic the professional needs to make an informed and mindful approach regarding the focus of therapeutic action. Essentially they need to answer the question, is this a situation that needs containment or is it one where my focus needs to be on empowering the person to believe that these suicidal urges can be navigated.