Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral treatment. DBT utilizes groups and skill training sessions for individuals to utilize new techniques, in a real world setting. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.
DBT was developed to treat repeat sucide offenders and individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). As the research and development of DBT has grown, research has shown its effectiveness in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders. DBT has become an effective tool for drug and alcohol treatment centers in Mississippi.
The goal of DBT is to help individuals build a life that they want to live. In DBT, the client and drag and alcohol rehab counselor work together on setting life goals, the client wants to achieve. Often this means they work on ways to decrease negative thoughts and actions and replace them with positive and life-changing behaviors. During the drug and alcohol treatment center process, clients will learn to design and act on new goals, as they achieve their existing ones.
The below video is a counselor's experience and objective with DBT therapy.