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#238050 - 07/14/08 08:22 AM Dialectic Behavior Therapy
jcf1957 Offline

Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 192
Loc: North Of The 49th Parallel
My therapist called me on Saturday about giving me the option of trying a new therapy group starting up in my city.
"Dialectic Behavior Therapy"
Not sure if anyone here has heard of this. I've spent the weekend researching what it entails. Some meditation techniques in this therapy are indirectly derived from Buddhism. At this point in my life I can't afford not to at least give this a try. In the five years I've struggled with slow recovery I have never been offered anything remotely like this other than Cognitive Behavior Therapy immediately after a major nervous break-down five years ago that didn't work too well for me. I don't believe I was ready for it then. Like numerous places there are extremely limited resources for Male Rape/Sexual Abuse Victims.

I admit that I am somewhat nervous going into this head-first given the fact of the unconventional setting of being placed alone amongst fourteen woman. However; I shouldn't be surprised, since I am the only lone oddball male rape victim who has come forward seeking mental health services help in the last six years in my city. I'm not sure if I'm going into this with courage or stupidity. Not sure if these women will feel uneasy about seeing a lone male in their group. Regardless; what do I have to lose.
I'm going into this with a positive attitude. Wish me luck.

No affliction nor temptation, no guilt nor power of sin, no wounded spirit nor terrified conscious should induce us to despair comfort from God.

Today well lived...makes every tomorrow a vision of Hope.

#238053 - 07/14/08 08:36 AM Re: Dialectic Behavior Therapy [Re: jcf1957]
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5793
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
Originally Posted By: jcf1957
I'm not sure if I'm going into this with courage or stupidity.

why not both?

the courage to change, and the wisdom to acknowledge that we do not have all the answers [well, actually we do, but we need the perspectives of others to help us realize it]

i believe that one who maintains an attitude of ignorance is 'teachable'. you can't learn if you already know everything.

and you are going into it with a positive attitude, so that is going to take you far in your healing.

best of luck with your endeavors in this area,

your brother in recovery,


Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC
  1. the past
  2. advocacy

#238054 - 07/14/08 08:46 AM Re: Dialectic Behavior Therapy [Re: Sans Logos]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2623
Loc: Denver, CO
My T is using Dialectic Therapy with me, and I have to admit it has made a significant change in the way I view my life and circumstances.


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