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DBT, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT); a specific type of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s to help better treat more difficult and resistive problems such as mood disorders and personality issues. Dr. Nichols was trained by the creator, Marsha Lenihan. It uses mindfulness and other techniques to recognize accept and address thoughts and feelings that obstruct progress and impede growth. It helps improve stress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. It is the treatment of choice for suicidal ideation and borderline personality disorder as well as acute distress from various conditions including anxiety and depression and mood disorders.
CBT, Cognitive BehavioralTherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); this type of psychotherapeutic treatment helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors and change those maladaptive thoughts and behaviors that cause distress and problems in everyday living. CBT is effective for wide-ranging aspects and challenges including interfamily conflict, anxiety and depression. An adaptation of CBT known as “Cognitive Processing Therapy” is used to help clients explore recovery from various types of trauma including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions.
ABA, Applied Behavioral Analysis
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA);
Behavior modification is effective for children of all ages however, this treatment is used primarily with young children. It is designed to assist in finding the root causes of problematic behavior. This then leads to the discovery of ways to modify and change that behavior to more socially adaptive behaviors and reactions. It is particularly effective with developmentally and or intellectually challenged young people. It is frequently used for treatment of ADHD, school and family functioning, and and for dysregulation among children and adolescents.