Multiple studies have been conducted on the use of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for adolescents, which have been overwhelmingly positive in their conclusions.
For 14-18-year-olds that are struggling with emotional and behavioural issues, experts agree that DBT can be a very effective treatment option. As DBT specialists ourselves, with many years of practical experience, we are pleased to be able to offer high-quality DBT treatment programmes to adolescents all over the United Kingdom.
Our DBT for Adolescents in the United Kingdom
When employing DBT to treat adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), it is necessary to take a slightly different approach than is used by therapists to treat adults with the same condition. It is for this reason, as well as to address safety and privacy concerns, that we offer treatment for adolescents in a completely separate group.
Each treatment programme for adolescents is spread over 18 weeks, with all of the following included in the fees:
- Weekly Skills Group Sessions – Each week, patients meet in an online Zoom group, where they receive help and instruction from a qualified therapist. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend these sessions too.
- 1-2-1 Crisis Coaching – If a patient should find themselves unable to cope with issues in their daily life at any point during their treatment programme, they can contact one of our therapists for 1-2-1 crisis coaching in between the regular weekly sessions. The therapist will provide guidance in how to apply the skills being taught, in order to overcome the crisis that is being faced.
- Access to DBT Family Support Group – Our family support group was created to help parents and other family members learn how best to assist their loved ones as they undergo DBT treatment.
- 10-Week Aftercare Group – Having completed a full course of DBT for adolescents, patients are welcome to join our free aftercare group. During 10 weekly meetings, participants will consolidate the skills they have learned and find out how they can integrate them into their daily lives more effectively.
Contact DBT London
If you have an adolescent loved one who has been diagnosed with BPD or you have reason to believe that he or she may be suffering from this condition, please feel free to call and speak to us now about your concerns. Alternatively, you are welcome to use the contact form on our website to make an appointment for a full assessment.