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Abstract Sullivan, Timothy; Jimenez, Alma; Redayani, Petrin; Detri Elvira, Sylvia

A Psychodynamic Approach to Suicide Prevention

Timothy Sullivan (USA)
A Comparison of Approaches to Suicide Risk Prevention in High-risk Individuals

Alma Jimenez (Philippines)
Management of Countertransference with Suicidal Patients

Petrin Redayani Lukman (Indonesia)
Helping University Students who have Suicidal Thoughts

Sylvia Detri Elvira (Indonesia)
Spirituality as a Suicide Protective Factor in Indonesian Patients

This symposium will expand on the WHO comprehensive suicide prevention guidelines (universal, selective, indicated and postvention interventions) by offering psychodynamic insights that are clinically helpful in the care of suicidal individuals. Dr. Sullivan, an American psychodynamic psychiatrist and department chair, will compare two approaches to suicide prevention: crisis survival skills training and risk prevention formulation and treatment planning. Dr. Jimenez, a psychodynamic psychiatrist from Manila, will share detailed examples of problematic countertransferences in the care of suicidal patients and offer recommendations to prevent clinicians’ avoidance, dissociation and failure of empathy. Dr. Petrin, a psychodynamic psychiatrist in Jakarta, will share her vast clinical experience caring for at risk university students to promote wellbeing, resilience and prevent suicide. Dr Sylvia, a senior psychodynamic psychiatrist from Jakarta, will discuss the importance of spirituality in the clinical care of suicidal persons faced with existential crises, having worked extensively with multicultural patients with Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu religious backgrounds.

Sylvia Detri Elvira MD (Indonesia)
Lecturer in Psychiatry for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Students,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia,
Jakarta, Indonesia

Alma L. Jimenez MD (Philippines)
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
University of the Philippines
Past President Philippine Psychiatric Association
Chairperson, Philippines Regional Branch of the World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry

Petrin Redayani Lukman, M.D (Indonesia)
Psychotherapy Division
Department of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Referral Hospital
Mobile +628159119213

Timothy S. Sullivan, M.D (USA)
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwell Health

376 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10309
Phone 914-413-1957


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