I have created this community because there are BPD patients out there, like me, who are not benefiting from DBT because of either the way their therapists are teaching it or because of their therapists themselves. Some of these patients not only do not benefit, but are rather harmed by their therapists' malevolent instruction. (I know malevolent is a strong term and conveys an implication of malice, but in this case the strength is needed to convey the severity of BPD patients' suffering at the fault of their therapist(s), whether or not malice has existed in any particular unique case.)
Please know that, while I do agree that DBT is the most effective form of treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, I understand that, as with all forms of treatment, it is not the most effective form in all cases. While I do support DBT as a method of treatment for BPD, I do not believe in forcing any patient to participate in DBT treatment against their will, and I believe that the decision to use DBT as a method of treatment should be made conjointly by the patient with the support of the medical professional (and family, if some exist), NOT the other way around. My physician and therapists attempted to force me into DBT when I wasn't able to do it, which is why I ended up leaving the Mental Health Center; and now I am a healthier person because of it. So please know that if you suffer from BPD and have never been or used to be a patient of DBT, I won't try to coerce you to enter into or return to DBT; my community is just for constructive criticism of the method of instruction, and I want your voices to be heard.