Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is an evidence-based treatment for individuals who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Research has shown it is also helpful for individuals with urges related to suicide and self-harm, addiction and disordered eating, intense emotional lability, and to stabilize symptoms related to traumatic stress. Traditional DBT has four components: individual therapy, group skills training, phone coaching, and consultation meeting.

How does DBT work?

DBT is a skills-based therapy composed of four modules: distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. These skills are designed to help an individual effectively cope with various symptoms and stressors. DBT uses basic assumptions, such as balancing change and acceptance, and validation to drive the skills building and implementation process.

What does DBT help?

DBT has been shown to reduce the impacts of Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as other presenting issues such as:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Intrusive Anxiety
  • Disordered Eating
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Instability
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Behavioral Dysregulation
  • Lack of Sense of Self
  • Self-Harming Behaviors
  • Suicidality
  • Feelings of Abandonment
  • Instability Across Life Arenas

For additional information related to DBT please review information available at behavioraltech.org.

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