DBT Group Therapy at Esano Corporation
DBT or dialectical behavioral therapy is a specialized form of cognitive-behavioral treatment designed to teach mindfullness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and impulse regulation. The term "dialectical" means a method of resolution by weighing contradictory facts or views. Through this method patients learn that most problems aren't solved because of these seeming contradictions but instead they are managed.
DBT was originally developed for adults with borderline personality disorder that has been applied with success to adolescents and young adults with similar psychological profiles. Since it's inception, DBT has been used with a high degree of success for a multitude of psychological conditions. A few of these conditions that have shown a remarkable response to DBT to include:
- Eating disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Post-traumatic stress
- Self harm (such as cutting)
DBT is an empirically supported technique, meaning that it has been clinically tested for its effectiveness in adolescents and adults. It is a program designed to be provided in addition to your regularly scheduled individual psychotherapy. Talk to your therapist and see if DBT is the right choice for you!