Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a leading example of an evidence-based practice. Originally developed as an outpatient treatment, DBT has more recently been applied in diverse settings such as public schools, community-based group homes, hospitals and outreach treatment settings.
DBT has been proven to be effective with people who are in persistent emotional distress, have chronically unstable relationships, and present with recurrent self-injury and/or suicidal behavior. DBT has been used to treat high performing, but distressed students, seriously disturbed adolescents, people with eating disorders, substance use disorders and people with persistent mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
DBT is a supportive and collaborative treatment that emphasizes skill-building and highly individualized treatment plans. The treatment is delivered as a package that includes DBT Skills Groups and Individual Therapy along with a Consultation Team for therapists and Coaching for clients in crisis.
This rigorous and comprehensive training series will provide the clinician with a full understanding of all aspects of DBT theory and clinical practice. In addition, the content of these trainings will prepare you to meet the education requirement for DBT credentialing developed by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification. See details at www.dbt-lbc.org.