Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This research-based mental health treatment was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and colleagues at the University of WA. It combines the principles and practices of Behaviorism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Biosocial Theory and Dialectics. DBT was originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and has been adapted to treat a broader range of mental health disorders, including: mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders (post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder), eating disorders, substance abuse disorders and self-harm. It has also been successful in treating children, teens and couples with relationship conflict. The DBT model of therapy is about learning skills and tools from four content areas to empower you to be as effective as you can in your life.
- Emotional Regulation
- Distress Tolerance
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy