Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is a set of cognitive behaviour therapy concepts and techniques that focus on the psychosocial factors of treatment. DBT was originally designed to treat borderline personality disorder but has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health concerns.
DBT helps clients who have shown significant changes in arousal levels and who require more time to reach an optimal arousal level. Particularly with borderline personality disorder, individuals experience a vast range of emotional states that can occur for a variety of crises. DBT helps clients develop coping skills such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal skills, to deal with the intense and unpredictable surge of emotions. Clients are also encouraged to identify their strengths and amplify successes. Cognitive behaviour frameworks encourage clients to identify and modify thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions that have impacted their feelings and behaviours. Most importantly, DBT stresses the collaborative therapeutic approach that places the responsibility on both the therapist and clients throughout the process. Clients are asked to complete homework, engage in role-play and complete real-life exercises between sessions to ensure the highest level of success.
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