What are the three parts?
DBT consists of three parts -- two which directly involve the participant. The third part only involves DBT therapists, but is an important part of the treatment.
Part 1: Individual Therapy
Teen participates in individual therapy with a DBT therapist. The individual therapist serves as the teen's skills coach and teaches the teen how to generalize DBT skills to his or her specific needs and goals. Research has shown that it is imperative that the client work with a trained DBT individual therapist. If you currently have a therapist who isn't DBT-trained, your Skills Class instructors can help you find a therapist or work with your current therapist if he/she is willing to join a DBT Consultation Team.
Part 2: Skills Class
Teen and a significant adult in his/her life attend a weekly DBT skills class.
Part 3: DBT Consultation Team
All DBT therapists participate in a DBT Consultation Team where therapists practice skills and recieve and provide consultation to other DBT therapists.