Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT program is a unique treatment model designed for BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder]. Its popularity is increasing across the country. MHS sponsors DBT seminars and ongoing training programs. You can view their upcoming seminars in Minnesota on their official link mhs-dbt.com.
- Determine which clients are eligible for general therapy and the ones that need a different kind of treatment.
- Determine the minimum 10 particular DBT skills, which can be taught to non-DBT individuals.
- Understand what DBT skill is effective and customize them for specific clients.
Why DBT Training?
DBT has proven to enhance various issues associated with BPD like suicide attempts, eating problems, self-harming, feeling of hopelessness and depression. It has also been applied to treat other mental issues that threaten the emotional, safety, work, and relationship well-being of a person.
DBT training will help you to plan a treatment path for potential patients. It is a treatment model that needs you to mix specific protocols of great behavioral interventions [behavior analyzing, problem-solving & solution analysis] with a principle-based approach. Skills training to those diagnosed with mental disorders get conducted by counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and case managers. People with non-mental disorders can get DBT skill training from well-trained trainer’s undergone DBT skill training.
4 skill training modules of DBT
Includes concepts that teach to listen to and accept present moment situation without being judgmental. Participants learn to observe techniques and how to define the events neutrally. This finally helps to develop clear communication as well as cognitive skills.
It involves identifying the emotional source properly and responding to it, accordingly. Emotional regulation helps people to counter their intense emotions with reasoning and proper action.
Participants develop the skills to manage distressing situations using strategies like self-soothing, relaxation, temporary distraction, and finally acceptance.
It teaches the ability to proficiently navigate social encounters. The module emphasizes interaction where the goal is to gain reaction or create a modification, especially for giving something, receiving something along with maintaining self-respect.
These skills are valued tool, which can be applied to clients that don’t have significant symptom levels or who are not eligible for joining the DBT skills training group.
Several research studies have assessed the efficiency of DBT implementation advantages including DBT intensive training paired with expert consultation and brief workshops. It has helped to successfully improve DBT knowledge, outlook towards people struggling with BPD, confidence in the success of DBT, and applying DBT protocols in clinical practice.