Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based model of therapy that helps individuals accept their experiences and behaviours and to make positive changes to manage emotions and move forward in their lives.

Who is DBT best suited for?

DBT is intended to help people who struggle with too little emotion or too much emotion- what is referred to as emotion regulation challenges. Emotion regulation difficulties often emerge when people have had to survive adverse experiences in their lives and often suffer from depression, anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, eating disorders, or grief symptoms that do not get better with other interventions.

Do The STAR Family Health Team Mental Health Clinicians Use DBT As A Therapy Intervention For Patients They Are Counselling?

Every Mental Health Team Clinician at STAR Family Health Team has done various training in DBT, however, DBT is best delivered on a weekly basis for approximately 30 weeks.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be partnering with Dr Cleto, a psychiatrist in Stratford, Ontario and his team of skilled facilitators to offer this program to the patients of the STAR Family Health Team.

The DBT skills program provided by Dr. Cleto and his team runs weekly from October to June, for 32 weeks. It provides the learner with key information to understand themselves, and to learn skills to achieve better emotion regulation. If you are a patient of the STAR Family Health Team and you feel this program can support you to better manage emotions, please talk to one of our team’s mental health clinicians.

Are There Other DBT programs Offered?

Consult with one of the STAR Family Health Team Mental Health Clinicians for more information.

Interested in Learning More About DBT?

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