Dialectical Behavior Treatment TherapyDialectical Behavior Treatment Therapy is a cognitive behavioral treatment designed to help people learn and use new skills and strategies towards developing a life that they experience as worth living. DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals. With impressive outcomes, it is now recognized as the gold standard treatment for those who struggle with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is also effective in treating other disorders including depression, substance dependence, eating disorders, and in its prolonged exposure (PE) adaptation, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a complex treatment that requires thorough clinician training. All Families On The Line clinicians have been intensively trained in DBT and have completed a full year in the DBT intensive training program of the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
More on DBT in our FAQ section.
DBT Skills GroupIn addition to individual psychotherapy and coaching, a central component of DBT is skills training groups aimed at teaching our clients new competencies. DBT skills groups last about 2 hours. They are structured like a class where the group leaders teach skills and assign homework. The homework helps clients practice using the skills in their everyday lives.
There are four modules in skills training:
CBT, ACT & CBASP
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy
DBT & PE for Trauma-related Issues
Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Grief Treatment/ Grief Counseling
The goal of Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) is to release people from the pain that can dominate their experience and compromise their hope for a meaningful future. CGT is a 16-session evidence-based intervention with a 70% efficacy rate in helping people to integrate their experiences of loss. The process aims to restore their ability to experience joy and satisfaction in life while accepting the finality and consequences of their loss and maintaining a connection to the person who died. This treatment is intended and effective for those who experience yearning, longing and sorrow, frequent preoccupying thoughts of the deceased, difficulty accepting the loss, and persistent intense emotional or physiological activation when experiencing reminders of the loss.
It has been said that grief is the form that love takes when someone we care about dies. Complicated Grief Treatment can be a pathway to honoring the experience of grief, and is individualized to each person’s unique circumstances of loss.