Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Cognitive Behavior Therapy to treat Overpowering Emotions and Destructive Behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy [DBT] is a structured therapy and skills training validated in helping people with borderline personality disorder, that has been adapted for other problems such as substance abuse, eating disorders and suicidal adolescents. Penny is a psychiatric nurse with over 30 years experience in various facilities and private practice where she can also prescribe medication. She specialized in psycheducation (understanding the whole self) and cognitive behaviour therapy and was instrumental in developing DBT at The Institute of Living, Hartford, CT. She and her husband have a home on Block Island.
From the NAMI BI Community Conversations we have been learning that there is a great deal any one of us can do, if we have some information and understanding. We therefore look forward very much to hearing this talk and joining in the discussion. Hope to see you there.
*Note – MSN is not microsoft – it stands for Master of Science in Nursing, and PMHNP is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner