Year: 1994 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.8, no.4, (August 1994), p.280-285 SIEC No: 20010926

The Creative Coping Group is a practice model using a cognitive-behavioural framework. It was developed by psychiatric nurses for patients with borderline personality disorder. It is a group therapy intervention based on Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior therapy that addresses the ineffective coping of these patients resulting in chronic suicidal behaviour. The objective of the group sessions is to foster insight & awareness into symptoms, feelings, & behaviours through psychoeducation, group exercises, discussion, & homework assignments. (23 refs.)