During the period of 1998 and 1999, the suicide mortality rate in Taiwan was quite high. At that time, neither the suicide prevention centers nor the network of suicide prevention and control in Taiwan were fully established, so the pressure on the hospital was very high at that time. Mackay Hospital alone has 90 suicide notification sheets in the Taipei branch in one month. I have 60-70 cases of individual psychotherapy in my own hands at the same time; there is also a large part of case management, because I often worry about it. Cases that can’t be scheduled will have accidents, and we need to keep calling, which creates a lot of pressure on management, so we have been looking forward to the establishment of a team that can provide better services for suicide prevention.” The clinical psychologist Chen Shuqin,
who just finished the consultation meeting of the dialectical behavior therapy team, took the time to share with us the mental journey of training dialectical behavior therapy in Mackay Hospital for more than ten years. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an integrated treatment model developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for borderline personality cases and cases of repeated suicide/self-injury behaviors. It is a widely studied and accepted treatment model in Europe and the United States. At present, only Taipei Mackay wedding photo retouching services Memorial Hospital has a complete treatment team in Taiwan. Chen Shuqin, a psychologist who went to Seattle, USA to receive training from Dr. Marsha Linehan, mentioned that before receiving DBT training, working with a large number of cases who are easily overwhelmed by emotions will actually make her very anxious and easily frustrated, so she always hopes to find more efficient service.
"After returning from the training, we began to deal with cases more skillfully, and we were less likely to spend a lot of time with the case but couldn't really help him solve the problem. We were relatively quick and decisive." How does DBT help therapists assist clients more eloquently? "Because a case at risk of suicide can easily arouse the therapist's emotions, and may also do something that makes the therapist very worried, the therapist will doubt himself over time, whether he is not handling it well enough, so the client is not satisfied. . Then our goal will become to appease the client's emotions, not to help him solve the problem. However, DBT has a clear target hierarchy, which will remind the therapist to pay attention to whether the client's problems are handled according to the targ