Midwest Center for Youth & Families’ short-term residential Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treatment Program is designed to help youths, adolescents create a life worth living. Because each youth who enters our therapeutic residential program holds a unique set of strengths, needs, wants and desires, we understand that each resident’s definition of a “life worth living” will be just as unique as they are. To better meet these needs, our treatment plans are tailored to each individual who enters our program.
Our goal is to utilize our experience, knowledge and DBT treatment skills to help each of our residents identify who they are and where they want to be on their journey to recovery when they leave our facility.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a fast-growing treatment method used to address a variety of mental health disorders. Patients who struggle with mental illness often live in the past or the future, which creates unhappiness in the present. DBT focuses on skills training as a therapeutic approach, with a focus on the following DBT skill sets:
Once these skills are learned, DBT-trained therapists help patients apply them in everyday life situations through practicing skills with feedback and positive reinforcement.
DBT seeks to validate feelings and problems. It encourages acceptance by challenging patients to make productive changes in their lives. Studies have shown that DBT reduces the rate of self-injury and suicide attempts. It works because patients learn to manage their emotions and stress without resorting to self-defeating behaviors.
Every parent faced with finding residential treatment options for their child, adolescent or young adult is bombarded with treatment options. Midwest Center for Youth & Families’ unique, behavior-changing program that 95 percent of our residents’ parents say they would recommend to others. Here’s why.
Our DBT Immersion Program
Find out how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Midwest Center for Youth and Families can help your child find hope and healing. Call 888-629-3471 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. If you or your loved one need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.