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Dialectical Behavior Therapy - informed

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a comprehensive treatment for complex mental health disorders. Originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals, DBT has evolved into a treatment for people with seemingly intractable mental health disorders such as borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, and eating disorders.

The members of WellSpan Behavioral Health’s DBT Informed Program at Edgar Square use evidence-based DBT skills in an adjusted format that has fit the needs of our clients for over a decade. The overall goal of our DBT-informed program is to assist the patient in learning and reflecting skills that will help to change behaviors and emotional patterns. The program is divided into four modules that focus on teaching the skills of core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.

The comprehensive therapy program involves one hour of skills training group per week and two to four individual therapy sessions per month.

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