Substance Abuse Group Counseling
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?
When responding to other postings pick a different position than the person you are engaging in the discussion.
State 2 reasons you might agree and 2 reasons you might not agree with their recommended group or strategies.