The Battle between DBT Treatment and Insurance Companies

By Lori Salmon, MSW Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been found to be the gold standard for those suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder.  One of the elements that make DBT so helpful is the comprehensive treatment modality that is provided to the client.  This involves individual sessions, group therapy, phone coachingContinue reading The Battle between DBT Treatment and Insurance Companies Continue reading The Battle between DBT Treatment and Insurance Companies

News and Research from the Annual 2015 ISITDBT conference

I recently returned from the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy   (ISITDBT) meeting in Chicago and wanted to share some of the impressive new research in the world of DBT.  There were over 400 attendees from all over the world; registration needed to be closed because of room capacity. AfterContinue reading News and Research from the Annual 2015 ISITDBT conference Continue reading News and Research from the Annual 2015 ISITDBT conference

The Missing Link: Treating Trauma Disorders in individuals with BPD

The Missing Link:  Treating Trauma Disorders in individuals with BPD By Kelly Turner, LCSW Trauma Disorders are a growing problem in the United States. Recent research indicates that in The United States, 1.8% of men and 5.2% of women are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Kessler et al., 2005). The prevalence of PTSDContinue reading The Missing Link: Treating Trauma Disorders in individuals with BPD Continue reading The Missing Link: Treating Trauma Disorders in individuals with BPD

A great free educational opportunity for all is starting this Sunday: NEABPD Teleconference Series

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder WINTER: SUNDAY CALL-IN SERIES 2015      8pm to 9pm EST http://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com  REGISTRATION FOR THESE FREE-OF-CHARGE SESSIONS IS AT: NEABPDCALLS@AOL.COM February 15th   Charlie Swenson, MD and Kelly Koerner, Ph.D.        Skills as the Core of DBT:  Commentaries on the New Skills Manual ======================================================================================= February 22nd  Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.                      Cognitive Functioning andContinue reading A great free educational opportunity for all is starting this Sunday: NEABPD Teleconference Series Continue reading A great free educational opportunity for all is starting this Sunday: NEABPD Teleconference Series

On Giving Tuesday, Please Help Support the Competent Delivery of Effective DBT.

As we approach the end of 2014, the long awaited DBT Certification exam was recently taken by 104 therapists from all over the country….Since this is a pilot exam, it was paper and pencil (yes….the old number 2) with strict over-site to meet accreditation standards.  There were a handful of Therapists in Florida who tookContinue reading On Giving Tuesday, Please Help Support the Competent Delivery of Effective DBT. Continue reading On Giving Tuesday, Please Help Support the Competent Delivery of Effective DBT.