DBT is aimed at helping people with longer-term problems that do not always respond so well to traditional CBT. For more information see our DBT site DBTsydney.com.au. Typical examples include suicidal thoughts and behaviours, self-harm, drug and alcohol problems, eating disorders, problems with a sense of self, or unhelpful relationship patterns. DBT is a longer-term approach that involves both group and individual therapy, both of which we offer. It is important that you see someone with thorough training in DBT, as this will ensure that you get the most out of the therapy.
DBT comprises of several stages, these being:
- Dealing with and reducing high-risk behaviours
- Developing active coping skills similar to those used in CBT and ACT
- Developing better quality relationships
- Dealing with past psychological trauma