Posted by fleeting flutterby on June 23, 2009, at 10:18:09
In reply to Re: More than just one therapy......., posted by SLS on June 23, 2009, at 4:57:40
>> However, it is CBT that I take with me and use all day long. I had already learned CBT on my own and later in a group environment. If you haven't learned it by the time you reach a psychotherapist, I think it is preferable to have a therapist who can teach it, as it often jump-starts the therapeutic process.<<
---flutterby: YES! I think this is very good advice. I had no clue about CBT and felt so lost with a psychodynamic therapist-- was so frustrated, I ended up in the hospital. Then I started learning CBT and it's changing my life!
> I saw a group CBT setting work wonders for a woman with BPD who had no other psychotherapeutic modality as a treatment. Zyprexa and Trileptal were very helpful pharmacological tools for her, but only allowed her to do the psychological work necessary to grow out of her BPD issues.
> - Scott<<
---flutterby: That is awesome! thanks for this-- gives me hope. The therapist I see asked if I would like to go to "group" therapy-- but I was too nervous and declined-- the therapist said, "well, maybe some other time"... (she's nice and doens't push me when she can tell the anxiety is rising too high. groups scare the heck out of me! the way I see it, this group here at psychobabble is a babystep for me.) :o)
groups shoot my anxiety through the roof!