Invalidating environment dbt
Possible difficulties in these areas are not acknowledged and it is implied that problem solving should be easy given proper motivation.
Linehan suggests that an emotionally vulnerable child can be expected to experience particular problems in such an environment.
This parent may send the child different messages about his self-worth based on mood.
This can result in a child who grows into an adult who learns that others are unsafe and unpredictable and that his worth in the eyes of important others is subject to swift and unpredictable changes.
It is proposed that this is the consequence of a biological diathesis.
The term 'Invalidating Environment' refers essentially to a situation in which the personal experiences and responses of the growing child are disqualified or "invalidated" by the significant others in her life.