Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a wide-ranging, evidence-based, cognitive behavioral treatment that has been shown to be a highly effective model for treating an array of disorders and problems. DBT is based on the theory that emotionally sensitive individuals tend to experience negative feelings more often, making it difficult for them to learn appropriate ways to regulate their emotions; this increases their tendency to engage in maladaptive behaviors to manage those negative feelings. The goals of DBT skills training are to improve emotion regulation, learn mindfulness, strengthen distress tolerance, and increase interpersonal effectiveness.
The DBT Skills IOP Program at Doorways is for males and females, ages 13 to 17. It is open enrollment, which means you may join at any time.
This program is designed specifically for adolescents who are struggling with:
- Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideation
- Poor emotion regulation
- Difficulty establishing/maintaining healthy relationships
- Substance use
We have two DBT Skills IOPs
- DOOR is Mon, Wed., and Thurs
- WAYS is Tues,Wed, and Thurs
DBT Skills IOP includes
- Use of diary cards/daily check-ins
- Behavior Chain Analysis (BCA)
- Skills instruction
- Experiential activities
- Goal setting
- Weekly Parent Group and/or Family Group.
Our IOP groups are contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare.
For more information about the DBT Skills IOP contact our IOP coordinator at 602-997-2880 or IOP@doorwaysarizona.com.