DBT Steps To Healing

Acute Symptoms

  • Self destructive thoughts or behaviors
  • Hospitalizations
  • Feeling like emotions are out of control
  • Talk therapy not effective or recurring issues
  • Substance use/numbing or avoidance behaviors

Referral To DBT

  • Self Referral
  • Family Referral 
  • Provider referral (not required) 

Clinical Intake

  • Matched with Therapist
  • Assess best fit for program options
  • Review Time Commitments

Orientation To Program

  • Structure of Program
  • Commitment to the Process
  • Group and Individual Expectations
  • Safety and Crisis Plans
  • Therapy Goals

DBT Skill Training

  • Classroom style skills training
  • Structured but tailored to clients needs
  • Evidence/Science-based materials
  • Interactive classroom experience tailored to learning styles 
  • Phone Coaching

Prolonged Exposure/EMDR

  • Required: Stabilization and gained traction with DBT skills
  • Deeper work in this phase

Building A Life Worth Living

  • Increased motivation
  • Treatment plan sets goal (secured housing, new job, broke free of a relationship, etc)
  • Effective resiliency, empowerment
  • Optional aftercare/discharge to outpatient provider or lower level of care

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