Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a kind of amended and sophisticated version cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people who feel emotions very intensely.
DBT help the individual to understand and accept his/her difficult feeling, learn skills to manage them and be able to make positive changes in the life.
The term ‘Dialectical’ in the therapy refers to the efforts to encourage the individual to understand how two things that seem opposite could both be true and how he and she can maintain emotional stability while dealing with these two seemingly opposite things.
This therapy can be offered in groups and on 1 on 1 basis.
It is mainly developed to treat Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (Borderline Personality Disorder) but has also been found helpful with other mental health conditions like self harm, depression, suicidal attempts, eating disorders, addictions….etc.