Campagna Academy is a Certified DBT Provider!
What is DBT? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment designed specifically for individuals with self-harm behaviors, such as self-cutting, suicide thoughts, urges to suicide, and suicide attempts. DBT is a modification of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In developing DBT, Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. (1993a) first tried applying standard CBT to people who engaged in self-injury, made suicide attempts, and struggled with out-of-control emotions. When CBT did not work as well as she thought it would, Dr. Linehan and her research team added other types of techniques until they developed a treatment that worked better. DBT is an “empirically-supported treatment.” That means it has been researched in clinical trials.
What kind of therapy do clients receive in DBT? In individual therapy, clients receive weekly individual sessions that are typically an hour to an hour-and-a half in length. Clients also attend weekly skills group. Unlike with regular group psychotherapy, these skills groups emerge as classes during which clients learn four sets of important skills – Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. *Information from The Linehan Institute
For more information on DBT please review our DBT FAQ sheet.