DBT assumes analysis and insight of problems are not enough. Therefore, problem solving strategies go beyond simply understanding the origins of problems and focus on active attempts to develop a plan for making change.
These strategies address specific problems that come up in everyday life.
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I read a story today about the efforts of environmentalists in Russia to protect a freshwater lake from pollutants. The fate of this lake, unique because of its ecosystem and rare species, has been disputed for decades. Environmentalists described the governmental forces they are up against as not “playing by the rules” and indicated that in the face of governmental power, their cause is hopeless. The government officials, they believe, will protect their business interests at any cost.
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