Once acceptance strategies were programmatically added to the change strategies inherent in CBT, clients expressed that their therapists understood them much better.Clients reported being more committed to therapy and their dropout rate decreased.
You need to understand that they believe their reality even if, to you, it is not logical.
DBT is a modification of standard cognitive behavioral treatment.
The founder of DBT, Marsha Linehan, Ph D, began her clinical career by using standard CBT techniques in treating people with histories of self-injury and suicide attempts.
While the research on DBT was conducted initially with women who were diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, DBT is now being used for individuals who struggle with eating disorders, binge-eating, depressed and suicidal adolescents, and chronically depressed older clients.
An overview of Valerie Porr’s Book Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change (2010).* Families must try new strategies especially when their loved one refuses to get help.