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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Belmont was first in the Philadelphia region to offer outpatient dialectical behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder patients.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that treatss elf-harming behavior. It has been shown to be effective in treating patients with borderline personality disorder.

    Our outpatient DBT program aims to:

    • Decrease rates of self-harm, including suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors, self-mutilation and substance abuse
    • Reduce inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations
    • Increase independence and higher functioning

    Contact

    For more information, call:
    215-581-3973

    Treatment

    The Belmont DBT program includes three main treatment modes:

    • Individual DBT therapy
    • A weekly DBT skills training group
    • Phone coaching to help patients refrain from impulsive behaviors in between sessions.

    Belmont’s treatment team meets weekly to help DBT therapists adhere to the program structure and to provide each other with support and encouragement.

    Age-based Programs

    • Adult program for patients ages 26 and over – a required one year commitment
    • Young adult program for patients ages 18 to 25 – requires a 16-week commitment, followed by a recommended to stay in the program for one year

    It is a requirement that DBT patients have their psychiatric medications managed by Belmont psychiatrists while participating in the program.

    Family Sessions

    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.

    Location

    Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
    4200 Monument Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
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  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.220.4357

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Belmont Behavioral Health Seal

    Joint commission gold seal


    Licenses

    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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