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What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy was developed by Marsha Linehan and started to become more widely known to the public around 1993, upon the publication of her book and skills training manual.  DBT is a comprehensive treatment approach that was first developed to help clients that had persistent self-injurious behavior (like cutting, or burning oneself) and/or had […]

How Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Help My Teen

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If your teen is struggling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can help enhance self-awareness, manage fluctuating and overwhelming emotions, impulsive behaviors, and relationship issues. Teens are programmed to seek new information from others outside their familial nucleus and crave the interaction of their peers. During the teenage years learning changes from concrete to abstract thinking […]

Why Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Is A Great Approach For Teens

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy, otherwise known as “DBT,” has become widely known and practiced by clinicians over the last twenty plus years. This model of therapy was first created to help the chronically suicidal population, and self-injurious behaviors. As a result of extensive research of this approach, DBT became known as the only proven method of […]

Mindfulness and Mindful Practice

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Mindfulness is not a new concept or practice, however it seems to be more popular these days.  I first learned about mindfulness in 2004 when I was trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  It is one of the core skills that needs to be learned and taught in that approach.  From the training until now, I […]