Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

What is DBT?

Dialectical behavior therapy is a psychological treatment method that combines CBT with two additional techniques:

DBT is particularly effective for patients who tend to see situations as polarized (black or white, right or wrong). 

DBT was developed as a technique for patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and has subsequently been shown to be effective for treating patients with a variety of symptoms and behaviors associated with mood disorders.

Patients participating in DBT take part in both individual and group sessions: