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Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) based therapy

About Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) based therapy

Illustration: DBT models:

DBT is often categorized within the "third wave" of cognitive-behavioral therapy, where it transforms traditional CBT to help individuals manage more intense emotions and experiences. In this therapeutic approach, the therapist endeavours to acknowledge and validate the client's emotions in the present moment. Simultaneously, they convey that certain feelings and behaviours such as intense, and difficult-to-control anger, impulsive behaviours, toxic interpersonal relationship or chronic sense of emptiness can be maladaptive.


Therapist guide clients toward more effective alternatives. The primary emphasis in DBT is on empowering clients to acquire new skills regulate their emotions, tolerate the distress and deal more effectively with interpersonal situations.

DBT 4 key principles

Core elements of DBT. Reference:

In the context of DBT's biosocial theory, it posits that clients possess a biological inclination toward emotional dysregulation. 

My offered DBT based therapy draws inspiration or guidance from DBT principles and techniques, it may is not a comprehensive implementation of the entire DBT protocol.

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