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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is evidence based comprehensive treatment delivered via three modalities; individual therapy, group skills training, and telephone coaching by a team of DBT-trained providers. Team members meet 90 minutes per week as part of a DBT-specific consultation team. DBT treatment is based in cognitive, behavioral and dialectic principles and incorporates both clinical and rehabilitative interventions. The targeted treatment group is individuals for whom empirical evidence supports its effectiveness; individuals who are suicidal, engaging in self-harm behaviors, and/or diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder.

To promote a recovery-based system of care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) was added to the list of benefits covered by Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) effective April 1, 2011.

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