chapter  6
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Clinical techniques and implementation of CBSPp protocol

The CBSPp intervention aims to systematically address and reduce the processes involved in suicide schema activation, maintenance and elaboration. This approach draws on traditional Cognitive Therapy (Beck, 1976; Wenzel, 2009). CBSP is distinctive in that is also aims to identify and amplify the processes that allow a person to deactivate the suicide schema and activate alternative and more functional thoughts, behaviours and feelings. As discussed in Chapters 2 and 4, CBSP stimulates positive emotion with the purpose of the inhibition of threat-related processes.