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DBT2018-10-22T15:28:02+00:00


What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a powerful set of stress-management tools. It can work when other therapies have not and involves more than regular therapy. The full program includes weekly individual sessions, skill-building educational groups, and phone coaching to help integrate those skills into your life.

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What does DBT help?

Borderline personality disorder
Mood swings
Post traumatic stress (PTSD)
Unstable relationships
Impulse control
Addictions
Eating disorders
Anxiety

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Building Skills

There are four main skills in DBT:

1. Mindfulness helps people observe, describe, and participate in their lives without judging these experiences as “good” or “bad.”
2. Interpersonal Effectiveness is a way to successfully assert your needs and manage conflict in relationships.
3. Distress Tolerance. During a crisis or major stress, you will learn ways to improve the moment, tolerate the distress, and avoid doing things that can make it worse in the long run.
4. Emotion Regulation helps people identify emotional reactions and act wisely in the face of them.

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Kay Redfield Jamison • Psychologist and Author

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