Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Project Transition


At Project Transition our mission is to enable each individual Member to transition from our program and live a meaningful life in the community on the terms that he or she defines. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an Evidence-Based Practice that is used to treat individuals who struggle with multi-diagnostic issues that can interfere with their pursuit of their ‘life-worth-living.’

The Unique Value of DBT… DBT is a comprehensive evidence-based treatment. DBT is a program of treatment. DBT treatment principles target individual improvement in:

  • The ability to regulate emotions
  • Trauma symptoms like flashbacks and urges to self-harm
  • The ability to control aggressive behavior
  • The ability to live independently in the community

Who benefits from Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

  • Individuals with Multidiagnostic Mental Illness who suffer from the devastation of emotional and behavioral dysregulation resulting in debilitating symptoms, as well as suicidal and para-suicidal symptoms
  • Children, Friends and Family Members benefit from improved relationships with their loved ones who learn interpersonal skills to manage symptoms and regulate behavior
  • The Project Transition Clinical Team is able to use evidence-based interventions and clinical tools, backed by extensive research, to treat individuals who have struggled with difficult to treat mental illness

DBT Opportunities at Project Transition:

  • Personalized Distress Tolerance Plan
  • Participation in specialized Comprehensive DBT Track
  • DBT Skills Only Group: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
  • 24 hour, 7-day-a-week phone coaching support line
  • Specialized trauma treatment