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What Is DBT?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified form of CBT (CBT). It teaches people to be present, manage stress, regulate emotions, and improve interpersonal connections.

DBT was designed to treat borderline personality disorder, but it has been modified to address other mental health issues. It can help persons who have trouble controlling their emotions or self-destructive tendencies (such as eating disorders and substance use disorders).  This therapy is occasionally used to treat PTSD (PTSD).

DBT is a useful technique to build skills in these areas:


DBT can help your daughter build mindfulness abilities.  Mindfulness helps students “live in the moment.” This helps our girls to pay attention to both their inner world (thoughts, feelings, sensations, and impulses) and their outer world (what they see, hear, smell, and touch).

When under emotional distress, mindfulness skills help students slow down and focus on applying healthy coping techniques. The technique can also help students maintain calm and avoid negative thought patterns and impulsive actions.

Tolerance to Stress

DBT provides crisis management techniques. Crisis management techniques help our girls learn to prepare for severe emotions and to cope with them more effectively.

Interpersonal Efficacy

Interpersonal effectiveness helps our students become more assertive in a relationship (expressing their wants and saying “no”) while maintaining a happy and healthy relationship.  Students at Evangelhouse learn to respect themselves and others, as well as better listen and communicate.

Emotion Control

Emotion control helps our girls learn to manage strong emotions better. Identify, name, and alter their feelings. Recognizing and coping with severe negative emotions (like anger) lessens emotional vulnerability and increases pleasant emotional experiences.

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