Experiential avoidance, cognitive fusion, and suicide ideation among psychiatric inpatients: The role of thwarted interpersonal needs.

@article{Roush2017ExperientialAC,
  title={Experiential avoidance, cognitive fusion, and suicide ideation among psychiatric inpatients: The role of thwarted interpersonal needs.},
  author={Jared F Roush and Sarah L Brown and Sean M. Mitchell and Kelly C. Cukrowicz},
  journal={Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-10}
}
OBJECTIVE The interpersonal theory of suicide posits the simultaneous presence of thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness (i.e., thwarted interpersonal needs) leads to active suicide ideation. According to the psychological flexibility model, psychological inflexibility is in part a product of cognitive fusion (i.e., becoming entangled or wrapped up in one's thoughts) and experiential avoidance (i.e., avoidance of internal private experiences, which include thoughts and feelings… CONTINUE READING