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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents and Young Adults is a clinical program that targets high risk, multi-problem adolescents.

DBT stands for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which teaches about balancing and accepting change, and suggests ways to effectively deal with emotions and stressful situations and behaviours.

DBT is recognizing that you may not be able to change a situation but you can control how you respond to it.

DBT can improve interpersonal skills and relationships with people.

4 Components to DBT:

  1. Core Mindfulness Skills
  2. Distress Tolerance Skills
  3. Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  4. Emotion Regulation Skills

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