Using DBT to treat a wide range of disorders, including mental health disorders and addiction, is rightfully gaining popularity in the treatment space.
DBT is expansive and is broken down into four major domains: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Traditionally, DBT skills are taught in group settings with two facilitators; one facilitator is responsible for providing education on skills, and the other acts as a moderator for patient behavior.
Many individuals seeking help have been struggling with complex, underlying, and severe emotional problems and often reach to drugs, alcohol, and self-destructive methods as a way to soothe. As a result, individuals seek help because their self-destructive strategies exacerbate their problems, resulting in extraordinarily high-risk and destructive behavior.
With DBT, patients can discover that they are not alone and can be equipped with a toolbox of skills readily available for use when facing new life challenges in recovery. DBT can work, and it’s effective; it can reach many people in the treatment setting if implemented in a practical and informative way.