Outpatient Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Outpatient Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.


The only way to end stigma around Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is to talk about it

End Stigma

My BDP diagnosis and my friends reaction

My BPD diagnosis & my friends’ reaction

My name is Leanne and I have borderline personality disorder | Time To Change

My Wellness Box

My Wellness Box.


Reading research articles really helps me… and lately I’ve discovered drawing or painting… mainly swirls… but mostly I like to read articles on child development or psychotherapy.. or find interesting activities to do with kids and implement them.

My two boys also help me stay grounded 🙂

Reality Acceptance Skills: DBT Peer Connections Video Training Series

DBT Peer Connections

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training teaches four sets of skills for life enhancement. This is the third video installment in a series in progress that aims to teach DBT’s valuable skills from a peer perspective and to make such learning easily accessible and without the burden of excessive costs. In this episode, the skills that are taught relate to Reality acceptance and fit within the core mindfulness module. Specifically, the skills you learn in this video are Loving Kindness, Radical Acceptance, Willingness, Turn the Mind, and Half-smile.

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Introduction to DBT Emotion Regulation Skills

DBT Peer Connections

This video introduces the skills and key concepts that relate to emotion regulation as taught in dialectical behavior therapy skills training groups. The video presents skills from a DBT client peer perspective not DBT therapist expertise. Please share your comments about what you like and do not like after viewing so we can improve future videos.

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Impulsive decisions….. I used to do that quite a bit.. like deciding to up and move to Asia…. or having lots of sex with plenty of pretty much random people…. (that was in my 20s)

Lately I tend to binge eat… can’t stop… I still do the sex part, but not with random, just one person, but I do binge sex if I get the chance…

looking at the definition of

Impulsiveness – The tendency to act or speak based on current feelings rather than logical reasoning.

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time …. Impulsiveness is a normal form of human behavior. All of us make some decisions impulsively, based on “gut-feel”, “instinct”, mood or whim. And life would be very dull we didn’t!

I guess my 3 engagements were quite impulsive… and quite possibly getting married was a yeah, on the spot not thought about it too much …. kind of a decision… that led me to move back to my home country and forget about Law School (where I had enrolled already…)

I will learn how to tone it down & keep it under control…I’m convinced…just gotta give myself time & self compassion…

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Validation Strategies for Parents | Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Validation Strategies for Parents | Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood.

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.

  1. Responsiveness: Addressing our children with interest in what they are saying, doing and understanding. Expressing concern about his or her wishes and needs.

  2. Warm engagement: Approaching kids with warmth and friendliness. Active positive communication with our voice, tone and posture.

  3. Self-Disclosure: Communicating our own attitudes, opinions, and emotional reactions to our children, as well as reactions to how they are behaving.

  4. Genuineness: Being ourselves, rather than always acting as “parent” or “authority figure.”

  5. Vulnerability: Empowering them, rather than having an exclusively high-power-low-power relationship.

  6. Cheerleading: Cheerleading is helpful in validating the person’s inherent ability to overcome difficulties and learn new skills. It is believing in our children, assuming the best, providing encouragement, focusing on their capabilities, contradicting other people’s criticisms that are not accurate, and providing praise and reassurance.

  7. Articulating their unverbalized emotions, thoughts, or behavior patterns. Children are often unaware of their own feelings and behaviors. It is validating for us to give voice to what they are thinking and feeling.

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Recent Posts: DBT Peer Connections

Respecting Emotion & Regulating Emotion: An Introduction to Checking the Facts

Emotions are like a sixth sense because like sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell, they give us important information about our environment that we need to survive. What makes emotions so special is that they help us to act quickly when logical thought is too slow for us to engage in problem-solving. (See Situations below.) However, for people who may be unusually emotionally reactive, sensitive, or have learned to judge or invalidate their emotional sixth sense from culture, values, gender roles, parents, family, loved ones, etc., emotions may not always cause the expected effective response. Therefore, dialectical behavior therapy came up with the skill checking the facts to help us figure out if our emotional responses fit the facts and intensity of a situation and whether an unwanted or distressing emotion needs skills toward accepting and changing or skills toward accepting and tolerating.

Consultation Team Agreements for DBT Peer Support Specialists

Adapted from the Linehan Board of Certification by Rachel Cara Gill For DBT Peer Connections Facebook Group Administrators Consultation Team All DBT Connections Facebook Group Administrators are required to complete the FREE DBT Skills Training E-course prior to joining the consultation team Request to join DBT Peer Connections Facebook Skills Support Group as a general […]

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