Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is defined as a very intense and overwhelming need to be cared for. 

Individuals with DPD often feel helpless, submissive, or incapable of taking care of themselves. They also have trouble making simple decisions. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help an individual challenge negative thoughts and start engaging in more independent behaviors.

  1. Psychodynamic Therapy

This therapy is particularly effective for treating DPD. It explores the root of dependency and the unconscious processes that perpetuate it. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals foster independence and make them feel more capable of taking care of themselves. 

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who are incapable of functioning on their own. This worksheet should also be used by individuals who are in relationships to get support or reassurance.

This is a self-evaluation worksheet to help individuals with DPD become more independent.

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