Experiential avoidance in the context of the Integrated-Motivational-Volitional Model of suicidal behavior: A moderation study

Background: According to the integrated motivational–volitional model of suicide, the perception of defeat and entrapment are the variables involved in the development of suicidal ideation. However, entrapment is not an inevitable consequence of feeling defeated. This transition is moderated by a set of variables relating to the ability to resolve the state of defeat. Aim: We aimed to[…]

Change in experiential avoidance is associated with reduced suicidal ideation over the course of psychiatric hospitalization.

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Suicide bereavement and complicated grief: Experiential avoidance as a mediating mechanism.


Repetitive nonsuicidal self-injury as experiential avoidance among a community sample of adolescents.

Objective This study examined the relationship between experiential avoidance, functionally equivalent behaviors, and repetitive nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI/RNSSI) among adolescents. Method Self-report questionnaires from adolescents ( N = 211) from 3 school-based samples were employed to assess three forms of experiential avoidance (thought suppression, alexithymia, and avoidance/cognitive fusion), various aspects of self-mutilating behaviors, and the existence[…]