Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a subtype of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was initially developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, it has since been adapted to help individuals with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. DBT is known for its focus on acceptance and change, and it combines strategies from cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and acceptance techniques. Key components and principles of DBT include:

  • Improved balance between acceptance and change (Dialectics)
  • Enhanced mindfulness skills
  • Improved emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Structured treatment
  • Progress monitoring