The Aeschi Working Group
MEETING THE SUICIDAL PERSON
The therapeutic approach to the suicidal patient
AESCHI CONFERENCE, 3. - 6 MARCH 2004
Attempted Suicide: Towards New and Better Therapies
We need new models of understanding suicide before we can develop new and better therapies. This is what the 3rd Aeschi Conference was about. We had an amazing group of experts in Aeschi representing different therapeutic models that I consider highly relevant for our work with suicidal patients. The question we wanted to answer at the end of the meeting was: What kind of therapy do suicidal patients need, then? What concepts of treatment are likely to finally make us more effective in therapy with suicidal patients? How shall we change the brain of people who have already tried out how they could kill themselves?
In Aeschi, we learnt from each other, we explored new ideas, we discovered controversies, and a lot of similarities, even between behaviorists and psychoanalysts. The Aeschi Working Group has now set out to produce a paper that will summarize the findings of this exciting conference. The paper will focus on the therapeutic commonalities shared by the various approaches discussed in Aeschi. The Aeschi Working Group hopes that these commonalities will find their way into future treatment designs to be subjected to empirical investigation in the expectation that what we now believe will in future be scientifically validated.
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