What You Need to Know About DBT for Adolescents

What You Need to Know About DBT for Adolescents

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) is the treatment of choice for teens presenting with multiple, serious behavioral concerns, including problems like self-harm, eating disorders, substance use, high-risk sexual behaviors, oppositional behavior, and...
DBT Skills: PLEASE Master and Self-Care

DBT Skills: PLEASE Master and Self-Care

For our final blog post in our mini Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills series, we’re going to consider the importance of self-care and focus on the PLEASE Master skill set. These skills are part of the Emotion Regulation module of DBT, which has three goals: to...
DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

DBT Skills: ACCEPTS

In this week’s blog post, we continue our spotlight on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Today, we’re going to talk about the ACCEPTS skill, which is part of DBT’s Distress Tolerance module. Similar to TIPS (previously discussed here), ACCEPTS allows us to...
DBT Skills: Observe, Describe, and Participate

DBT Skills: Observe, Describe, and Participate

Welcome to Columbus Park’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) mini-series! Join us over the next three blogs/weeks, as we share a few central DBT skills that can enhance your life and help you cope when things get tough. To start, let’s consider how to observe,...
Emotion Regulation: Three Mind States of DBT

Emotion Regulation: Three Mind States of DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) addresses the use of problematic behaviors, like restriction, binge eating, and/or purging, by guiding the individual to adopt healthier, more sustainable coping mechanisms. DBT is focused on four major skill domains that play a...