DBT was developed to help with emotional dysregulation, impulsivity, and often self-harming and suicidal behaviors. In adolescent DBT parents and teens take an active role in learning skills and tracking behaviours that can help to move away from self-destructive behaviours. There are a number of skills in DBT stills training including Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance. The goal of DBT is to teach adolescents techniques to help them understand their emotions without judgment.
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