Group Psychotherapy Proposal for Borderline Personality Disorder in Conway
What is the purpose of group counseling?
To provide a supportive, encouraging environment for clients with Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis in which they can work together to process emotional experiences, discuss triggers, and identify coping mechanisms; this group is appropriate for anyone with Borderline Personality disorder and/or accompanying trauma related issue such as sexual abuse that contributed to the development of the disorder. This group is appropriate for those who are currently in individual therapy to serve as an additional modality to help clients recognize triggers and practice coping skills and who are comfortable receiving support and feedback from peers
What is the format?
Semi-structured, flexible; open process group utilizing DBT, solution focused techniques.
What are the goals of the group?
- Enhance ability to effectively cope with extreme emotional reactivity
- Learn and implement coping skills that result in a reduction of mood swings, impulsive behavior, and allows for tolerating ambiguity and complexity in people and issues
- Increase ability to communicate and resolve conflict.
What can I expect?
Some of the techniques that will be used are:
- Describe situations, thoughts, feelings, actions that impact functioning and make attempts to resolve them. Verbalize a decreased emotional response to previous or current trauma
- Reduce frequency of maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
- Identify, challenge, replace biased fearful self-talk with positive realistic, and empowering self-talk. (5) Verbalize a sense of self respect and joy that is not dependent on others’ opinions.
- Teach communication skills (I messages, active listening) and conflict resolution skills (respectful interaction, compromise) to apply to interactions.
Meeting Days/Times: Tuesday 7 PM for 10-12 weeks (one hour)
Tentative Launch Date: June 7, 2016