What to look for in a DBT Therapist
Here you’ll find some helpful DBT resources. Follow the link below read an article by an individual who recovered from BPD. After DBT treatment, she no longer meets criteria for BDP. Here is her list of what to look for in a DBT therapist. I absolutely agree with all of this. But I would add that, in addition to her criteria, you should look for a certified DBT therapist. At the very least, I recommend searching for an Intensively Trained therapist. This means that the individual has completed 65 hours of additional DBT-specific training by trainers approved by Dr. Marsha Linehan.
What the heck is DBT?
This informative video by Esme Shaller gives a brief overview of DBT and what to expect in comprehensive DBT treatment. Courtesy of UC San Francisco.
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.
DBT and Supporting Research
Research has shown DBT to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance use, anger, and depression and improving social and global functioning. For a review of the research on DBT, go to this website at Behavioral Tech.
There’s also a short video where Developer and Behavioral Tech founder Dr. Marsha Linehan describes the amazing changes she’s seen in people who have received DBT and gotten out of hell.
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