Relapse Prevention Exercise


This video depicts the late phase of treatment where the therapist is conducting a relapse prevention exercise with a patient. The therapist explains the relapse prevention exercise by reminding him of their previous session and asks the patient to revisit the suicidal crisis by telling his story developed in the narrative timeline. After an initial telling the therapist then asks the patient to retell the story, but this time imagining using skills developed during treatment at critical moments during the crisis to explore how the patient could respond differently in a similar crisis.