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Title: Whose Therapy is it Anyway - Blaise Aguirre, MD
Post by: billybragg123 on October 03, 2014, 09:51:33 AM

DBT, Psychoanalysis, or Both?
In theory, understanding the past empowers the patient to do things differently going forward. Through a thorough exploration of how a person comes to be stuck in their way of thinking, the ensuing insight offers liberation from the repetition of maladaptive interactional styles. On the other hand, DBT recognizes the “truth” that simply focusing on the past can be an unproductive exercise, one that drains time, energy (and money) from more immediately changing problematic behaviors and cognitions. Because living in regret about the past or worry about the future is a major source of suffering in people with BPD, DBTs emphasis on staying in the present moment while developing the skills to deal with painful emotions makes sense.