Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, combines elements of individual and group therapy along with social skills training to help people with Borderline Personality Disorder better navigate the severe emotion turmoil they frequently experience.
There is a young woman named Lorna who writes an excellent blog, Living Beyond The Borderline that details her everyday experiences coping with BPD.
I can still see that imperious insect looking down from its mushroom stool demanding that Alice identify herself while simultaneously spewing out letters formed from exhaled smoke – “W-h-o-o-o R-r-r-r U-u-u-u?”
Among the many behaviors associated with Borderline Personality Disorder are emotional dysregulation, negative self-image, impulsivity and ‘splitting’, i.e., someone is either all good or all bad. This combination can lead a person with BPD to easily jump to erroneous…
A question often asked about Borderline Personality Disorder is, “What is that?”
Here’s a clip of Marsha Linehan briefly describing BPD…
Marsha Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Theory for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder uses a simple phrase to describe the goal of her therapy: to help people create a life worth living.
How does that work?