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Re: personality disorders violette

Posted by emmanuel98 on August 30, 2010, at 21:38:27

In reply to Re: personality disorders, posted by violette on August 30, 2010, at 8:37:58

I could never switch p-docs. I am much too attached to him and how honest and straightforward he is. I feel we have an excellent rapport. But we had stopped therapy (at my suggestion) when I fell apart 5 months later, partly because I felt so abandoned by him. We made a lot of progress. I had severe trauma issues I had never dealt with -- just put them aside, refused to discuss or think about them. My adolescence was a nightmare -- homelessness, institutions, prostitution. I just put that aside and never talked about it or thought about it. I talked to him about things I had never told anybody, not even my husband. We did a lot of good work together.

But now he thinks his role is to be supportive while I focus on DBT skills and not slipping into despair everytime I feel lonely or rejected. So I am back to seeing him once a week and seeing a DBT therapist once a week. They talk every few weeks. I am also starting a DBT group this week, which has helped me in the past.

So I don't think the problem is him and I don't think I need a more analytical form of therapy. I'm overly intellectual and need to gain more control over my emotional responses.

> If you've been in psychodynamic therapy for 5 years, you might think about switching therapists. You seem to have a real good relationship with your therapist, but maybe a new therapist can address things he has not been keen on. Also, psychoanalysis seems to work better for certain PDs or traits than psychoanalytic therapy.




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