COMPREHENSIVE DBT

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COMPREHENSIVE DBT

Comprehensive or Standard DBT is a highly structured and evidence-based intervention. This can make implementation easier because clinicians, administrators, other service providers and clients will have clear expectations of what will be included and the protocol that will be followed. The overwhelming amount of research on the effectiveness of DBT is based on Comprehensive DBT. Comprehensive DBT aims to help people create lives worth living. For treatment with DBT to be considered comprehensive, it needs to include all of these modes of treatment to address the major functions of DBT treatment: 


  • Individual therapy to enhance motivation

  • Skills Group to enhance capabilities

  • Phone coaching to generalize skills to natural environment

  • Consultation team meetings to enhance therapist motivation and capability

  • Family work or psychoeducation to structure the environment


During both weekly individual and group sessions, clients learn skills from four different skills modules:


  • Mindfulness

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Distress Tolerance


During the treatment process clients move through four stages, which are defined by the severity of behaviors:


  • Stage 1 – moving beyond being out of control to achieving behavioral control

  • Stage 2 – moving toward being able to experience emotions fully

  • Stage 3 – becoming able to solve ordinary life problems

  • Stage 4 – moving toward completeness

JOINING OUR COMPREHENSIVE DBT PROGRAM REQUIRES AN ASSESSMENT & ORIENTATION APPOINTMENT FOLLOWED BY 4-6 WEEKS OF PRE-TREATMENT SESSIONS.


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