Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) focusses on helping people identify and become aware of their emotions and thoughts. They learn to identify triggers to emotional reactions, and coping skills to apply before a situation, thought, feeling and behaviour escalates and becomes a problem.
DBT combines traditional CBT techniques to achieve emotion regulation and rational thought, with strategies for tolerating distress, and practicing acceptance and mindfulness.
DBT is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective in helping individuals with borderline personality disorder and patterns of behaviour such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse.
What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy used to treat?
- Negative thinking patterns
- Self-destructive behaviour
- Suicidal thoughts
- Substance abuse
Who can I see for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?