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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that treats self-harming behavior. It has been shown to be effective in treating patients with borderline personality disorder.
Our outpatient DBT program aims to:
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The DBT program includes three main treatment modes:
Our treatment team meets weekly to help DBT therapists adhere to the program structure and to provide each other with support and encouragement.
It is a requirement that DBT patients have their psychiatric medications managed by psychiatrists while participating in the program.
Family members of patients are encouraged to attend a weekly family DBT skills training group and are provided with phone coaching to help patients manage crisis situations in a safe and appropriate manner.
Consultation sessions with patients and family members are also available as necessary to help families reduce conflicts which lead to impulsive behaviors.
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