Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Project Transition offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for individuals who are struggling with emotion regulation, impulsivity and self-harm behaviors. Intensively trained DBT specialists work to embed the principles of radical acceptance, validation and distress tolerance into the fabric of life at Project Transition. Consistent with Project Transition’s belief that belonging to a community is essential to building a life worth living, our residential programs offer the opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary for emotional and interpersonal effectiveness. Strategies like mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance are practiced regularly and help to equip our residents to self-manage their recovery.
Project Transition trains all staff members in the core principles and skills of validation and change. Treatment teams meet weekly for consultation and share updates on all participants to ensure the most individualized coaching possible.
Project Transition employs the four modes of treatment utilized in DBT:
• Weekly individual therapy
• Weekly psycho-educational groups
• Unlimited phone and in-person skills coaching
• Weekly treatment team consultation meetings
DBT skills taught at Project Transition:
• Emotion Regulation
• Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
• Distress Tolerance