Utilizing EMDR and DBT techniques in trauma and abuse recovery groups
Marsha Linehan's dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a wonderfully effective treatment for people with borderline personality. It is a non-blaming, compassionate, therapeutic approach, based solidly on research data about what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how to treat it effectively. I have used the techniques of DBT for the past 9 years in trauma and abuse recovery groups for women. DBT provides a solid foundation for the group. EMDR, adjunct therapies, and other trauma related resources complete DBT by including the treatment of trauma within the group setting. The groups are successful in that the intensity of symptoms decreases and the group members report feeling increased competency regulating their emotions.
Original Work Citation
Lovell, C. (2005). Utilizing EMDR and DBT techniques in trauma and abuse recovery groups. In R. Shapiro (Ed.), EMDR solutions: Pathways to healing (pp. 263-282). New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co
“Utilizing EMDR and DBT techniques in trauma and abuse recovery groups,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17377.