Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT) for Suicidality in Military Populations
This article describes a set of "common elements" underlying a new approach to the clinical management and treatment of suicidality and provides a general description of brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) in treating suicidality in military populations. BCBT was developed and adapted to the unique treatment environment of a military setting, one that limits the ability to offer intensive and enduring psychotherapy. BCBT offers a unique alternative to traditional psychotherapy, to reduce suicidal behavior and improve the patient's ability to more fully participate in longer-term therapy for targeted Axis I and II disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and/or major depression. © 2012 Copyright Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.
Rudd, M. (2012). Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (BCBT) for Suicidality in Military Populations. Military Psychology, 24 (6), 592-603. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2012.736325