What is Comprehensive DBT?
Developed at the University of Washington by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP, DBT is an evidence-based treatment used to help persons who have difficulty managing emotions. This may be experienced as:
In addition, DBT addresses the following difficulties in life:
Comprehensive DBT includes several components:
Sometimes providers will say they offer DBT but really only provide certain parts. When seeking DBT services be sure to ask which components providers offer. It is important to note that not everyone needs all of these components, but for certain problems, research suggests that a comprehensive approach is essential. Your provider can determine which parts will be most beneficial to you, and tailor a program to best fit your needs.
For more information about DBT, take a look at the following resources: