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ERIC Number: EJ844324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Mode Deactivation Therapy (MDT): A Theoretical Case Analysis on a Suicidal Adolescent
Apsche, Jack A.; Siv, Alexander M.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v1 n2 p130-144 Spr 2005
This case study presents a case study of the effectiveness of Mode deactivation therapy (MDT) (Apsche, Bass, Jennings, Murphy, Hunter, and Siv, 2005) with an adolescent male, with reactive conduct disorder, PTSD and 8 lethal suicide attempts. The youngster was hospitalized four times for suicide attempts, three previous placements in residential treatment centers. MDT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that combines the balance of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) (Linehan, 1993), the importance of perception from functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP) (Kohlenberg & Tsai, 1993), and A.T. Beck' 1996) mode theory with a methodology to address the adolescents' belief system. MDT has been shown to be effective in a descriptive study with CBT (Apsche & Ward, 2002). The analysis of this case will illustrate the potential effectiveness of MDT as applied an actively suicidal adolescent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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