Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an innovative treatment method developed specifically to treat challenging clients in a way that preserves the morale of the therapist and the client. Research findings suggest that DBT is successful in reducing acting-out behavior, self-injury, and inpatient treatment time
Not every client who comes to The Center is “out of control.” RO DBT significantly differs from other treatment approaches, including standard DBT, by postulating that some clients have “too much of a good thing,” namely, too much self-control. Being over-controlled (OC) is connected to an overly activated fight-or-flight response, which interferes with proper social-signaling and a central human need: interpersonal connection. This core problem of emotional loneliness is seen as the basis for common symptoms or disorders among OC clients, like emotional distress, chronic anxiety and depression, disordered eating, self-harm and suicidal behaviors.
The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is an alcoholism treatment approach that aims to achieve abstinence by eliminating positive reinforcement for drinking and enhancing positive reinforcement for sobriety.