1. What is emotional dysregulation or bpd?

  2. Mindfulness and acceptance

  3. Understanding emotions

  4. Validation I

  5. Validation II

  6. Behavioral analysis

  7. Understanding behavioral reinforcement

  8. Interpersonal effectiveness

  9. Personal limits

  10. High risk behavior

  11. Radical acceptance

  12. Dialectical integration

How can the DBTcoach program help?

Families of persons with emotional dysregulation or borderline personality disorder often face behavior in their loved one that they do not understand. They may react ineffectively and even increase the suffering of their loved ones.  Families sometimes receive inappropriate advice from professionals who are not dedicated to this problem. 

Families generally have few sources of support, inappropriate information, and no access to learning the skills that build upon the love and compassion that they feel for their loved one


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Goals and objectives of DBTcoach

  • Reduce stress in the family,
  • Improve communication,
  • Build trust between family members,
  • Exchange anger for empathy,
  • Help coachees to understand the experience of suffering BPD, and
  • Learn and practice skills that improve family relations.

Exhaustion or burnout among families of persons with emotional dysregulation

  • Families may be exposed to behavior that seems irrational,
  • Families may not particularly skillful at effectively dealing with such behavior,
  • Families may feel invalidated by their loved one or by other friends and family members and may end up feeling isolated,
  • Family members often learn to suppress their emotional reaction out of fear of saying the wrong thing to their loved one,
  • A pattern of interaction of negative emotions begins to build up, and
  • Family members become worn out and emotionally disregulated.

Expected changes among parents and relatives who participate in coaching

  • Revived hope
  • Increased sense of security and compassion
  • Improved quality of life
  • Learning and practicing skills that have a real and positive impact for one’s own life as well as the person with emotional dysregulation.

Coaching and training includes

  • Specific themes developed in each session with the use of reading, examples, rehearsals, and/or role playing,
  • Homework assignments that are expected to be completed and sent in via e-mail or reviewed in the next session,
  • Behavioral analysis in the event that the homework is not completed,
  • Consultation and skills application to problems that arised during the week,
  • En vivo coaching.

Las personas con Trastorno Límite de la Personalidad (TLP) o un desorden de regulación de las emociones (DRE) son a menudo

Especialmente sensibles

• Extremadamente vulnerables

• Sufren de dolor emocional

• Observadores agudos de experiencias

• Deficientes intérpretes de experiencias

Las personas con TLP (o DRE) usualmente se sienten aisladas debido a la falta de habilidad para poder:

•Regular sus emociones

• Tolerar angustias o penas

• Tener relaciones interpersonales


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