By Megan Samuels, MSW, LMSW, Outreach Coordinator
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT for short, is a treatment modality that has research to support its effectiveness for the treatment of suicidality, borderline personality disorders, eating disorders, and self harm behaviors. It has four sections, also known as modules, which are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation. All of these components are helpful to the process of recovering from an eating disorder.
Below, I have listed the four modules of DBT, including a brief description about its relevance to eating disorder treatment. I have also listed some practice exercises if you are interested in engaging with any of these modules.
Hopefully, these descriptions and exercises gave you a sneak peak at what DBT can help with. If it was difficult to do any of these exercises, please be gentle with yourself. These are skills that work best when they are reinforced and practiced regularly.
Want more? The majority of the therapists at The Eating Disorder Center has extensive training and experience in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as an effective treatment modality for eating disorders. Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation today!
DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition by Marsha M. Linehan. Copyright 2015 by Marsha M. Linehan.
*Disclaimer: The information is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for your independent medical decision-making nor a recommendation or endorsement for any particular treatment plan, organization, provider, professional service, or product. You assume all responsibility and risk for any use of the information.
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The Eating Disorder Center is a premier outpatient eating disorder therapy center founded by Jennifer Rollin. We specialize in helping teens and adults struggling with anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia, OSFED, and body image issues. We provide eating disorder therapy in Rockville, MD, easily accessible to individuals in Potomac, North Potomac, Bethesda, Olney, Silver Spring, Germantown, and Washington D.C. We also provide eating disorder therapy in Arlington, Virginia and virtually throughout Virginia. Additionally, we offer eating disorder therapy virtually in New York (NYC), Florida, and California, serving those in cities including Palo Alto, San Francisco, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, San Jose, and Beverly Hills. We provide eating disorder recovery coaching via Zoom to people worldwide. Connect with us through our website at www.theeatingdisordercenter.com
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Rachel has many years of experience working in a residential eating disorder facility and outpatient therapy setting, working with individuals struggling with anorexia, binge eating disorder, bulimia, orthorexia, and OSFED.
Rachel provides therapy to clients with eating disorders virtually via video to adults ages 18+ throughout New York-including those residing in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Gramercy, Chelsea, and Lincoln Square.
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