Posted by Shy_Girl on April 24, 2005, at 17:16:53
In reply to Re: Borderline stigma » Shy_Girl, posted by alexandra_k on April 23, 2005, at 21:27:09
> What is that person like? It sounds promising that they have worked with you for that long and that she was worried about letting you in on the dx.
She's a comfortable person to be around. I can pretty much say anything and she won't over-react like other people. I find it amazing how she can maintain her cool and be calm and relaxed with me even when I'm so out of control. It's nice to know she trusts that I am capable of doing the things I want in life. She's so stable! Geez, I wish I could be like her. She doesn't push meds on me either. She's pretty cautious with meds. I've never been given anymore other than an SSRI. I was a little surprised that she was willing to give me a beta blocker a few days ago...she only prescribed 5 pills though, smart I guess, considering my history.
> Linehan emphasises that the errors in cognition are secondary to the disorder in emotional regulation. She developed DBT. If you do get the chance to do it...
I don't know whether DBT is available here in Canada. I think it is only available in one or two places here. I highly doubt there are any DBT programs where I live. :-( I'll ask my p-doc about DBT. I don't know if she's familiar with it. I'm not even sure what type of therapy she uses with me. We mostly talk about the thoughts I have and then dicuss whether or not there's evidence for my thoughts to be true or not.
I'm curious about Marsha M. Linehan's two main books:
"Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder"
"Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder"
I've read some good reviews on these two books. I'm wondering whether or not I need to read both books to be able to learn to apply DBT techniques on myself? Can I just get the training manual, or do I need to read the theories behind it all first? Also, I'm not too well versed in psychological theories and therapies, would I be able to understand what she writes about?
thanks so much for caring :-)