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