An efficient psychological treatment for those who find it difficult to control their strong emotions, stress, interpersonal interactions, and impulsive behaviors is dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Practice are combined in DBT. It is founded on the bio-social theory, which holds that issues arise when environmental influences and biological/physiological characteristics combine to make it difficult to regulate emotions.

Dr. Marsha Linehan created DBT at the University of Washington first to help those who had made repeated attempts at suicide. Since then, studies have shown that DBT is a useful treatment for a variety of issues. Individuals with issues including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), self-harm, substance addiction, eating disorders, anger management, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts or behaviors can benefit from DBT.

DBT Skills training is made up of four modules: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

DBT can help people:

  • Navigate through stressful times
  • Help in a crisis and not make the situation worse
  • Understand and manage emotions
  • Deal with distress
  • Ask for what one wants or effectively say no
  • How to be in the present moment

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