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  •  And I Know Someone Borderline With Depression (0+ / 0-)

    For 25 years counselors have been telling family members about their need to adjust to the borderlines behavior and what wonderful progress they are going to make.  For 25 years this person has been spiraling downwards and ruining other people's lives. Maybe if the counselors weren't raised by borderline parents they'd have a better grasp on the situation rather than spreading denial like so much grass seed.

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 05:10:52 AM PST

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    •  There are lots of ineffective therapies (0+ / 0-)

      I am grateful to be able to witness miracles every day. All therapists project...I worry as much about the ones who say they are "healthy" and "have a perfect life".

      People are people...look into DBT...it's changes the paradigm:

      1) it address structurally therapist and client transference and projection
      2) it is based on empirically tested skills
      3) it holds therapists accountable for their outcomes and encourages research instead of anecdotal evidence
      4) it changes the thinking and skill level of both therapist and client.

      Great discussion...never give up!

      •  There's A Fine Line (0+ / 0-)
        .I worry as much about the ones who say they are "healthy" and "have a perfect life".
        I'm sure you see that a lot in your patients - "proving" someone has a problem is one of the dominant activities of personality disorders, "evidence" is their holy grail.  The borderline I know has once more dragged yet another person to yet another counselor so the borderline can "prove" that they are the victim in yet another relationship. I think Al-Anon would have been a lot more productive.

        Have you seen my various diaries on aggression, hatred, projection, and projective identification?

        Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:12:56 AM PST

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