Dialectical behavior therapy

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LNichole87
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   Posted 8/30/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering if anyoone has heard of dialectical behavior therapy?

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   Posted 8/30/2011 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
yes i used it in 04. widely used for borderline personality disorder and associated behaviours. widely used in group treatment programs and singular for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, but is nowadays being used for other dx's as well. jamie.
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   Posted 8/30/2011 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told a couple years ago that I probably had BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and that DBT might work for me. I saw a counselor (she wasn't an MD or Ph.D or anything) once a week and supplemented that with a weekly three hour group meeting on another night. I did this for about nine months, but I didn't really see any difference in how I felt. To be fair, it didn't make things worse either. My problem with my specific arrangement was that my DBT counselor couldn't prescribe meds. It made dealing with insurance more complicated, and I never really felt fully supported by anyone whose job it was to help me. My drugs came from a woman I only saw for ten minutes a week, and everything she knew about me came from what I told her and not a medical file. This is my long-winded way of saying that I didn't personally find anything therapeutic in DBT and that for me it was a giant waste of time, but that at the same time it didn't hurt anything. Give it a go - see what happens.
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LNichole87
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   Posted 8/31/2011 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Reading through the stuff my therapist gave me, it all makes sense that I do need it thats for sure. I cant do the group sessions because it conflicts with my work and half a day once a week is too much to take off without it really affecting my job especially since they are cutting people right now. But my therapist says she really wants me to get the information so sshe is going to try and do it on the individual level.

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   Posted 8/31/2011 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with the dbt. I have heard good things about it, though I have never tried it. I was more cbt. I hope that it helps you. give it a try.

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   Posted 8/31/2011 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
it is very good. jamie
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LNichole87
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   Posted 8/31/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
whats cbt?

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   Posted 9/1/2011 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
cbt is "cognative behavioral therapy". It teaches us to look at the world and things in a different way. It is very good for people. I read a book called
Feeling Good. It is cbt. It is by Dr. David Burns. I think you would enjoy it.

Keep posting Nichole and let usw know how you are doing.

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LNichole87
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   Posted 12/25/2011 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
My therapist wants me to not only start dbt but also cbt now
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   Posted 12/25/2011 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Great,

You will start feeling better soon. The cbt is kind of gradual, I am not sure about the dbt. But it is a kind of slow process of your mind changing the way that it thinks. You can do this. We all have faith in you...

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LNichole87
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   Posted 12/25/2011 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Im nervous about starting both but hopefully both will help. Will also be facing some of the hardest issues yet in upcoming sessions. Not sure I like that idea just yet but wont be pushed if Im not ready for it yet
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   Posted 12/25/2011 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It is easy, especially the cbt. I am not as familiar with dbt. But cbt is a piece of pie. So don't be nervous aobut it. It will be good for you...

Merry Christmas,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/26/2011 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
a lot of thinking and work with dbt, but well worth it. jamie
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