At the community mental health center several Borderline Personality Disordered (BPD) clients have been utilizing the crisis unit with increasing frequency. They have been doing self-mutilating activities but are not suicidal; instead using it to get attention. You need to intervene to reduce the use of those services. The goal is to reduce costs of crisis intervention services for 7 clients in the center. The director is unsure of which type of group therapy should be used in this situation and wants your suggestions.
- What type of group would you create and why?
- Include examples of issues that would be addressed in this group and strategies that would be used in working with this type of group.
- How would the group be beneficial to these clients and why?