Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive treatment for complex, difficult-to-treat mental disorders. Originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals, DBT has evolved into a treatment for people with seemingly intractable mental disorders such as borderline personality disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.
The goal of DBT is to assist the patient in learning and refining skills that will help to change the way they think. The program is divided into four modules that focus on teaching the following skills: core mindfulness skills; interpersonal effectiveness skills; emotion regulation skills and distress tolerance.
The group therapy program involves one skills training group per week, two to four individual therapy sessions per month, one psychiatric visit per month and one nursing group therapy per month.
For more information, please call (717) 851-1500.