While each therapeutic setting has its own set structure and goals, the following characteristics of DBT are found in group skills training, individual psychotherapy, and phone coaching:
Support: You'll be encouraged to recognize your positive strengths and attributes and develop and use them.
Behavioral: You'll learn to analyze any problem or destructive behavior patterns and replace them with healthy and effective ones.
Cognitive: You'll focus on changing thoughts and beliefs, and behavior, or actions that are not effective or helpful.
Skill sets: You’ll learn new skills to enhance your capabilities.
Acceptance and change: You’ll learn strategies to accept and tolerate your life, emotions, and yourself as well as skills to help you make positive changes in your behaviors and interactions with others.
Collaboration: You'll learn to communicate effectively and work together as a team (therapist, group therapist, psychiatrist).