DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (DBT)
DBT is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that was first developed in the early 1990’s. A psychology major researcher named Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington originated these techniques with individuals who suffered from borderline personality disorders and chronic suicidal thoughts.
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WHAT IS DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY?
DBT is a evidence-based therapy that is a branch of cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach helps identify and develop an individual’s emotions, be coherent in the moment, take care of relationships, and cope with stressful situations.
HOW DBT WORKS
Acceptance of one’s thoughts, feelings and experiences without judgement is the first step. With DBT a person develops the ability to establish, communicate and understand their emotions, therefore in the long run helps regulate emotional responses to similar situations. There are 4 modules to DBT; mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation.
WHAT CAN DBT HELP?
This therapeutic strategy is primarily known for helping individuals who suffer from borderline personality disorders and chronic suicidal thoughts, though it is also known for helping all of the below (but not limited to) disorders:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Depression Disorders
- Addiction Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
TYPES OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
DBT is a long term treatment that can last up to six months, and is only used with adolescents and adults. DBT implements the general concepts of CBT, but also combines a technique to mindfulness and acceptance.
MODALITIES OF DBT
- Individual Therapy
- Phone Coaching
- Group Skills Training
- Consultation Team
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BENEFITS OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Each individual will have different short and long term goals dependent on their particular obstacles.
- Adjusted unfit responses
- Healthy coping skills
- Regulation of intense emotions
- Reduction of impulsivity
- Reconnection to self and others
- Increased self-esteem and motivation
- Interpersonal skills
- Increase in quality in life
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY NEAR ME
Peaks Recovery Centers applies DBT to those who’s treatment plan recognizes DBT as being beneficial towards achieving a more successful and fulfilled life. Peaks Recovery is just a phone call away and is ready to provide the guidance and support for you or a loved one.
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