A DBT ‘Pros and Cons’ Example

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Off the back of this post here,and the continual angst it has been causing me, I decided to call the substituteskills coach for her advice. She does not know me as well as my therapist, and I did not want to delve into it with her. But I gave her the facts and the pros and cons discussed in the previous post, and we decided together that it would be best for me to not go to the research team meeting.

She then asked me to use the DBTskill of writing aPros and Conslist to inform ournext steps – weighing up whether I express my needs to my supervisor transparently or not.

Here it is:

Pros of being transparent with supervisor:
• Acting opposite to shame will give my brain the message that shame isn’t justified (even if I don’t believe that that’s true)
• She…

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