Do you struggle with explosive anger, self-destructive and impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, and other emotional problems, such as depression and anxiety?
Do emotional and behavioral problems consistently interfere with your life?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive- behavioral therapy for people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as people who have emotion regulation problems and impulse control problems. Continue reading “DBT: an Overview” »
Dialectics, in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, refers to the process of investigating and synthesizing apparently opposing or contradictory ideas. In DBT, there might be your truth and my truth, but there is no search for absolute truth. Instead, there is a dialog about our contradictory positions in which both can find a new meaning. It is not a search for resolution by establishing right and wrong, but a development of understanding, over time, that may never result in a final truth or indisputable fact.
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How Do We Validate
Validation and active listening techniques are specific ways of approaching your child to increase cooperation and balance the change we are often asking for from our children.
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Do you encounter resistance in your family? Do you ever feel like you are single-handedly keeping your house from falling into chaos?
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