Dialetic Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical behavior is about  balancing opposites as the name implies. The therapist consistently works with the individual to find ways to hold two seemingly opposite perspectives at once. The focus is in promoting balance and avoiding black and white—the all-or-nothing styles of thinking


 DBT treatment is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes a cognitive behavioural approach and emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The approach provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and help decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness- focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance -this is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third,emotion  regulation-which covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness- consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is effective and more assertive while maintaining  self-respect, and strengthens relationships

Herkov, M. (2019). About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Psych Central. Retrieved on June 6, 2020, from https://psychcentral.com/lib/about-cognitive-psychotherapy/

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