EVIDENCE-BASED DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
November 2nd, 2015
David Lawrence Center recently launched the new Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program targeted to both the adolescent and adult populations. DBT blends proven Western Cognitive therapy and Eastern meditative approaches to help people achieve emotional stability, decrease stress and live in acceptance and mindfulness. The goal is to help people have a meaningful life by teaching skills to deal with issues that cause distress and avoid self-defeating behaviors.
DBT can help adolescents and adults with drastic mood changes, chaotic interpersonal relationships, poor impulse control, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal thoughts or attempts, and high risk behaviors that interfere with daily life. DBT is a 12-month treatment commitment that teaches participants to move closer to life goals and includes weekly individual
“Research shows DBT is effective in reducing suicidal behavior, self-injury, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance use, anger and depression.”
– SCOTT BURGESS, CEO