Revealing signs you grew up with emotionally immature parents
On this episode, you’ll hear my interview with Stephanie Carinia, a trauma and personality specialist and clinical psychologist based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Stephanie is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) and Schema-Focused Therapy (SFT).
💡 Questions answered and topics discussed in this episode:
■ Challenges therapists face when working with clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD)
■ The link between BPD (EUPD) and anger (how to calm someone with “BPD rage”)
■ Helping someone with borderline personality disorder (the effect of BPD on family members and loved ones)
■ Ways to deal with destructive non-delusional paranoia in BPD (seeing “signs” and “threats” where they don’t exist)
■ BPD splitting (symptoms, causes and how to cope)
■ How can BPD affect relationships?
■ Breaking the cycle of generational trauma
■ Empathy, mentalization, and theory of mind in Borderline Personality Disorder
■ The role seeking approval and validation from others plays in BPD symptomology
■ Understanding abandonment issues and BPD
■ The concept of “the alien self” in mentalization based treatment of BPD
■ Self-loathing and transforming our Inner Critic into an Inner Nurturing Parent
■ When parents offer gas-lighting instead of love
■ How to develop your sense of agency
■ What to know about perfectionistic parenting
■ Easy ways to validate your child’s emotions
■ Signs and symptoms of psychological and emotional trauma (or “emotional injuries”)
Follow Stephanie on IG @psychologiststephanie
Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional.
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