DBT is Support-Oriented, Cognitively-Based, and Collaborative
A DBT Program has four parts to it:
1. You attend a Skills Training group once a week to learn hands-on ways to approach: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
2. You also attend individual therapy once a week with a specially trained DBT therapist. This is your time to learn more about how to apply skills to your life and have one on one time with your therapist.
3. You are able to reach out to the DBT therapists after hours if you are struggling with finding a skill that helps or if a skill is not working for you. This is not Crisis Counseling but short tutoring sessions, usually 5-8 minutes long.
4. The DBT therapists gather once a week to be sure they are providing the most effective treatment for their clients. Clinicians do the same work they expect of the participants. We work collaboratively to support the DBT program.