Not being an experienced blogger, this seems quite awkward. However, I’m doing it anyway. I have just published a DBT-CBT Therapy Workbook and everyone tells me I have to do a blog! As might be expected, I am a clinical psychologist. I work for the State of Texas at Big Spring State Hospital. I’ve just celebrated my 20th year with the State. That means I’m not a spring chicken anymore…but it also means I have 15 hours of vacation time per month (yea!) and I’ll be retiring…in 8 years! That probably seems like a VERY long time for younger folks, but for the older folks, it’ll fly by! Time really seems to go by faster the older we get…maybe that’s just because we don’t remember so much about everything that happened in between the years!
I thought I would write about the new understandings my patients teach me…and the new understandings I come to by working with them. I also thought about sharing some of my own struggles and experiences to show that we’re all human…that we all struggle with our humanity. We all have emotional issues and concerns…and the task we have in life is to work hard to deal with ourselves…and to do the best we can to be okay…and to help others along the way!
I hope you enjoy the blog!
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Please visit the website www.dbt-cbt-workbook.com for more information about the DBT-CBT Workbook. The full title is “Out-of-Control: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Workbook for Getting Control of Our Emotions and Emotion-Driven Behavior” – Recovery Works Publications, 2009.