Tag Archives: DBT

Borderline Personality Disorder Can Be Treated!


Despite decades of research, there are still many who believe Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is untreatable. Nothing could be further from the truth. Over the years, I have experienced first…

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How DBT Can Help You Get What You Want | World of Psychology


In a world where communication is available at our fingertips in an instance true connection and communication appear to be lacking. We have social media, instant messaging, texting, screen shots, and all variety of digital screen-to-screen interactions. This can make face-to-face interaction feel more difficult or uncomfortable. Dialectical behavior therapy, also referred to as DBT, has a mnemonic device D-E-A-R M-A-N focusing on meeting an objective within a relationship. This skill was developed as a component of Interpersonal Effectiveness module to help remind people of the basic skills involved in asking for your needs to be met in a healthy manner. It is important in all of our relationships that we feel comfortable being capable of communicating our needs and expectations with others. Without open communication relationships can foster resentment, hurt feelings, and unmet needs. There is one caveat to asking others for what we want: even the most skilled communicators are not

Source: How DBT Can Help You Get What You Want | World of Psychology

Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT Skills Anyone Can Use | World of Psychology


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective evidence-based treatment that was originally developed by Marsha Linehan in the late 1980s for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993). Today, it is used for the treatment of a variety of mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance dependence, and eating disorders. What is DBT? DBT is a cognitive-behavioral approach that places its emphasis on the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT focuses on the synthesis of opposites as a cornerstone of its philosophy, the balancing of acceptance and change. DBT teaches clients four sets of behavior skills: mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Whether you struggle with mental health issues or not, everyone can benefit from these basic DBT skills. By incorporating them into your life you can learn to reduce overall stress, better manage your emotions and have a better overall quality

Source: Experience the Freedom of Living in the Present: DBT Skills Anyone Can Use | World of Psychology

Professor who developed therapy for ‘uncurable’ mental illnesses wins 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology – Insider Louisville


Marsha Linehan, director of University of Washington’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, has been selected as the Grawemeyer winner in Psychology.

Source: Professor who developed therapy for ‘uncurable’ mental illnesses wins 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology – Insider Louisville

For Grawemeyer Winner, Journey With Mental Illness Leads To New Treatment


Marsha Linehan

Source: For Grawemeyer Winner, Journey With Mental Illness Leads To New Treatment

Emotion Regulation: Observing and Describing Emotions | The Emotionally Sensitive Person


Source: Emotion Regulation: Observing and Describing Emotions | The Emotionally Sensitive Person

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy | BPD Pieces of Me


DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Its core components are emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. It’s part of the 3rd Generation of …

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy


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Hereis a link to the entire handouts and workbook for the second edition of DBT.

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DBT Week 1


http://www.walkingtheborderline.com/2016/06/dbt-week-1

Alan Fruzetti, PhD, on Acceptance and Change in DBT


rethinkbpd.org/podcast/season-01/alan-fruzetti-phd-acceptance-change-dbt/

Coping With Extreme Emotions | The Emotionally Sensitive Person


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DBT: Shame, Guilt and Emotional Distress


http://www.youreatopia.com/blog/2015/1/4/dialectical-behavior-therapy-shame-guilt-and-emotional-distr.html

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents?


Ten Years In Recovery!


I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2005.  I did a year of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and graduated in 2006.  This year, I have been in recovery from BPD for 10 years!  Yay!  Go me!  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing.  I haven’t always been perfect in using the skills I have learned but mostly I’m a lot better than I used to be!

Thank God for Marsha Linehan, creator of DBT.  My life is a lot better than before I learned how to manage my emotions.  I wish that everyone who needed DBT could access it.  I wish it was affordable to everyone.  My passion in life is spreading the word about BPD and DBT, providing support to whoever I can, and helping to eliminate stigma by educating people on the disorder.

If you have Borderline Personality Disorder, I hope you get the help you need soon, whether in the form of DBT or whatever works for you.  If you have started DBT just now and it feels like it’s not working, stick with it!  It works!  Not for 100% of people with BPD but for many, many people.  Give it a good try.  If you have graduated from DBT and are now in recovery, good for you!  I am so happy for you!

Thanks to everyone who has followed me in my continuing progress in recovery.  I believe that recovery is something that you must work on every day.  I don’t think I’ll ever be “cured” but to me, recovery is awesome!  Till next time,

— Joyce.

DBT: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? | Child Mind Institute


Dialectical behavioral therapy or DBT is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and the practice of mindfulness. It has been adapted for teenagers and shown to be effective for kids with emotional instability, or dysregulation, self harm, and suicidal thoughts or attempts.

Source: DBT: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? | Child Mind Institute

DBT Distress Tolerance Improving the Moment | Marci, Mental Health, & More


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IMPROVING THE MOMENT : VACATION | Dialectical Blaine


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If I’m in Such Pain, Why do I Hurt Myself More? | Psych Central Professional


Source: If I’m in Such Pain, Why do I Hurt Myself More? | Psych Central Professional

LIMITED SEATING Registration Open: One-day Conference Friday Febuary 5th Dr Alan Fruzzetti: Working with Families of Emotionally Regulated Clients: A DBT Perspective


Working with Families of Emotionally Dysregulated Clients Feb 5 2016-1

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Self-Exploration Using a DBT House – Kim’s Counseling Corner : Kim’s Counseling Corner


 

I recently purchased a new book for counseling (thanks to a referral from one of my LinkedIn contacts) titled Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills: 101 Mindfulness Exercises and Other Fun Activities for Children and Adolescents. It’s such a long name for a book, but I have found great activities inside. One of the activities I absolutely …

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A DBT Skill To Feel Motivated and Confident | Building Self-Esteem – HealthyPlace


This DBT skill can help you feel motivated and confident even small tasks feel too hard. Break out of your unmotivated mind-set with this DBT skill. Read this.

Source: A DBT Skill To Feel Motivated and Confident | Building Self-Esteem – HealthyPlace

DBT Skills Group – Interpersonal Effectiveness Week 2 | Living with Borderline Personality Disorder


Source: DBT Skills Group – Interpersonal Effectiveness Week 2 | Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Creative DBT Workbook | Michelle Morgan


Source: The Creative DBT Workbook | Michelle Morgan

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI Honors Dr. Marsha Linehan, The Creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, the recipient of NAMI’s Scientific Research Award, shares her experience developing Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Source: NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI Honors Dr. Marsha Linehan, The Creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Missed diagnosis and no treatment: BPD’s risk to adolescents


Neurological imaging studies suggest that people with BPD have an overactive amygdala, the part of the brain where emotions are processed, and an underactive pre-frontal cortex, that regulates those emotions. And among adolescents, it can be dismissed as a phase of normal adolescent development, and misdiagnosis poses an additional risk to these young people.

Source: Missed diagnosis and no treatment: BPD’s risk to adolescents