This therapy component follows a treatment target hierarchy.The highest priority on this hierarchy is always Self-injurious and suicidal behaviors.This article by Philip Powell and Tony Haden compares the differences of average, moderately and extremely gifted individuals.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an advanced derivation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy that was originally developed by Marsha M.
Linehan, a psychology researcher at the University of Washington, to treat people with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Her first core insight was to recognize that the chronically suicidal patients she studied had been raised in profoundly invalidating environments, and, therefore, required a climate of loving-kindness and somewhat unconditional acceptance (not Rogers' positive humanist approach, but Hanh's metaphysically neutral one), in which to develop a successful therapeutic alliance.
Her second insight involved the need for a commensurate commitment from patients, who needed to be willing to accept their dire level of emotional dysfunction.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help people suffering from mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to assess which coping skills to apply in the sequence of events, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help avoid undesired reactions.The only way to move beyond my abandoned pain was to abandon myself once more. This abandoning of false self that is necessary in order to crack the shell of abandoned yet trapped pain inside of those with BPD can only take place when one truly seeks to find ones true self and identity.The abandonment of your pain is a very prolific, yet, profoundly self-destructive way to exist. It is merely existing in what is an ever-increasing, all-too-familiar self-annihilating suffering.DBT is the first therapy that has been experimentally demonstrated to be generally effective in treating BPD.Linehan observed "burn-out" in therapists after coping with "non-motivated" patients who repudiated cooperation in successful treatment.It began when one very significant therapist was able to get deeply enough inside of me as to begin to be a parent figure and to re-parent me teaching me most importantly that I had to face all of the pain that I was in (even though I didnt know then I was in tremendous unending pain) and endure embracing it no matter how much it would hurt or how much grief it would cause me.