Radical Acceptance – Recognize what you cannot change at this moment and turn your mind towards accepting it until a change can be made.
Validation in DBT refers to offering the client verbal and nonverbal support and confirmation.
The emphasis on validation in DBT grew out of observations in the late 1970s that many clients experienced behavioral therapy as invalidating; this led to resistance and sometimes withdrawal from therapy.
As part of BPD treatment through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), people with the psychiatric disorder are taught skills to help them learn both to feel validated and to validate others.
Validation is an important skill learned in DBT, and is one you can help someone with BPD practice.
While at Four Winds Hospital your child has been learning about DBT and learning DBT skills to manage his/her emotions in a more successful way.