The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program at The Institute of Living is a treatment designed specifically for people with borderline personality disorder. DBT is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and it includes mindfulness, validation, and acceptance as strategies to help make change possible.
The goal of treatment is to build a “life worth living".
Intensive Outpatient DBT is a three to four day per week program designed primarily for individuals in Stage One treatment. The program involves a minimum of three hours per day and focuses on safety, building connections in the community, and behavioral control.
The program encompasses a six week cycle that includes:
- Skills training
- Behavioral analysis
- Behavioral rehearsal
- Target-oriented case management
- Telephone consultation
- Medication management
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 8:45 AM to 12:00 noon
Information and Referrals
- DBT Program: 860-545-7070
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The Institute of Living Assessment Center: 860-545-7200 Option #3
(toll free: 800-673-2411)