Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Program

The Program  |  Payment & Referrals

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".


Program Structure

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

Program Particulars

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM

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Information and Referrals

DBT Program
860.545.7070

The Institute of Living Assessment Center
860.545.7200 Option #3, or
Toll free at 800.673.2411

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