Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

shutterstock_122863843Christine Tizzard Psychology is also able to provide outpatient group Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of enduring mental health difficulties.

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), which was developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, at the University of Washington, is a type of psychotherapy used in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other closely associated conditions.

DBT is a cognitive behavioural therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviours (e.g., actions) in the development and the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT includes some changes to the traditional cognitive behavioural elements of therapy in order to help specifically reduce the symptoms of BPD.