What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the years, DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of other disorders, such as substance dependence, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and eating disorders.
Visit the website behavioraltech.org for more information about the effectiveness of DBT and for whom DBT may work.
DBT Skills Program
Our 26-week DBT skills group is meant to be offered as part of the comprehensive DBT program that includes the following:
- DBT individual therapy sessions (50 mins weekly)
- DBT skills training class
(2 hours weekly)
- Phone consultation (provided by the individual therapist)
- DBT Consultation team (weekly for clinicians)
A standard DBT skills group covers the following skills modules:
Walking the Middle Path
(Adolescents and Families)
Who May Benefit From DBT Skills Training?
- Individuals struggling with borderline personality disorder
- Individuals suffering from high suicide risk
- Individuals struggling with self harm behavior
- Individuals struggling with substance use problems
- Individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression
- Individuals with PTSD
- Individuals struggling with eating problems
- Individuals who do not suffer from chronic psychosis
To learn more about our DBT program view our brochures.
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