DBT Assessment

Hello, again! Yes, I know, I’ve been bad at this whole ‘Blogging’ thing but it’s been hectic!

I just thought I’d update you on the whole DBT situation. Today, after 4 months, I had my DBT assessment. This was to determine whether or not the local Personality Disorder Service would allow me access to the therapy. I was told it would take about an hour, they were spot on. We just talked about my understanding of BPD, whether or not I identified with any of the aspects and then we discussed support. It was pretty relaxed, the lady did not press too much to talk about my experiences, she just tried to get an understanding of me and where I am now, mentally.

We talked about the 9 criteria for BPD and if I fall under any. We talked about how I’ve felt since getting my diagnosis and what help I would like. It really was not as daunting as I thought. The downside, however, is that I have about a year wait till my DBT starts, but it’s better than nothing! I wonder what your experiences are with DBT and how long your wait was? I wonder how much it changes depending on where we all are!

I know this is short, but like I said, it’s just a little update. Although, while I’m here, therapy is going great! I’m still having my weekly skype sessions and we’ve been looking at a timeline of my life so far, plotting when I noticed changes or patterns. It’s early days but so far it has already helped me to understand a lot and things have become a lot clearer!