Evidence Based DBT contains essential components as stipulated by DBT creator, Marsha Linehan. Research shows that the following must be present, in order to constitute effective, research driven outcomes.
A weekly two-hour DBT Skills Group. It is designed to teach participants the skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, & radical openness skills,. Through teaching, discussion, homework practice and review, group members learn skills to begin to effectively problem solve and reclaim their life.
Individual sessions are designed to validate one's experience while encouraging changes that can improve their lives. The DBT therapy process is structured and also collaborative in terms of identifying behaviors targeted for change, generating solution strategies, applying skills learned in groups, and improving decision-making skills.
GENERALIZING SKILLS TO ENVIRONMENT
Skills coaching is utilized between sessions for brief phone coaching to help generalize skills to real-world situations.
STRUCTURING THE ENVIRONMENT
These are services designed to help structure the environment so that there is the greatest likelihood of succeeding in the world. This includes family education, education of the community, case management when clients are unsuccessful in using their own skills to reach goals, etc.
CAPABILITIES & MOTIVATION
Consultation teams are held weekly. These meetings are essentially "group therapy for DBT therapists." The goal is to help therapists be the "best" DBT therapists they can be so the clients get the best treatment they can receive.
Team Leaders are INTENSIVELY TRAINED IN DBT by B-TECH.