Part 2: DBT for Adolescents

Part 2: DBT for Adolescents

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) is the treatment of choice for teens presenting with multiple, serious behavioral concerns – problems like self-harm, eating disorders, substance use, high-risk...
Part 1: What Is DBT?

Part 1: What Is DBT?

Columbus Park’s Spotlight on DBT Series About Dialectical Behavior Therapy Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy designed to decrease emotional reactivity, increase effective coping, and by extension, improve quality of life. It...
Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

Eating Disorders, Suicidal Thoughts, and Self-Harm

With International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on the horizon, it’s important to recognize that suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm can be significant challenges for people dealing with eating disorders. For instance, people with an anorexia diagnosis...
People Magazine: DBT in the Public Eye

People Magazine: DBT in the Public Eye

Columbus Park’s Clinical Director, Melissa Gerson, was quoted this week in an article in People.com: “Selena Gomez Seeking Dialectical Behavior Therapy After Hospitalizations: What to Know.” The piece provides some basic information about DBT in the...
National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month: A Review

National Recovery Month is the perfect time to stand with our colleagues advocating for recovery. Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) dedicates September to increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance...