Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at The Delray Center for Recovery

Numerous clinical trials have shown DBT to be highly effective in the treatment of numerous disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, and self-destructive behavior. It has also been adapted for the treatment of substance abuse and eating disorders with successful results. All of our clinicians are intensively trained in DBT through the Linehan Institute.

At the Delray Center for Recovery, our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Inspired Skills Group has been developed to help clients learn and apply productive skills that will decrease emotional dysregulation and unhealthy reactions to strong emotions. This is a highly structured group and clients must commit to the full schedule of sessions.

Participants in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group will master four skill sets:

Mindfulness Skills

Group members learn to observe, describe and participate in thoughts, sensations, emotions and external phenomenon without judging these experiences as “good” or “bad.” Mindfulness skills are essential to successful advancement in the DBT Program.

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Participants learn to successfully assert their needs and manage conflict in their relationships.

Emotion Regulation Skills

Emotional regulation skills help participants identify and manage emotional reactions in healthy and adaptive ways.

Distress Tolerance Skills

Group members learn ways to accept and tolerate distress without resorting to negative or destructive behaviors.