Dialectical Behavior Therapy

(Evidence Base Practices)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach with two key characteristics: a behavioral, problem-solving focus blended with acceptance-based strategies, and an emphasis on dialectical processes. “Dialectical” refers to the issues involved in treating patients with multiple disorders and to the type of thought processes and behavioral styles used in the treatment strategies. Therapists follow a detailed procedural manual and DBT has five components:

 

  1. Capability enhancement (skills training);
  2. Motivational enhancement (individual behavioral treatment plans);
  3. Generalization (access to therapist outside clinical setting, homework, and inclusion of family in treatment);
  4. Structuring of the environment (programmatic emphasis on reinforcement of adaptive behaviors); and
  5. Capability and motivational enhancement of therapists (therapist team consultation group). DBT emphasizes balancing behavioral change, problem-solving, and emotional regulation with validation, mindfulness, and acceptance of patients.
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Empowering Youth for Positive Change

Empowering Youth for Positive Change (EYPC) is an organization that has been established since 2009 in Virginia. EYPC was licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide Intensive – In-Home Services, Therapeutic Day Treatment Services In School, After School and Summer Programs, Mental Health Skill Building Services, Outpatient Therapy and Substance Abuse since 2011.

Contact Info

Phone (Georgia):

(404) 341-6008

Phone (Virginia):

(804) 789-1314

Address (Georgia): 

555 Sun Valley Dr. Bldg E 
Suite 5 & 6 Roswell, GA 30076

Address (Virginia):

7274 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111