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DBT changes lives!

DBT-C is a treatment program that focuses on skill development for parents of kids (typically kids under the age of fourteen) who are emotionally sensitive and reactive. DBT-C focuses on changing the child’s environment to meet the child’s needs.
Emotionally vulnerable children can exhibit the following behaviors:

  • Hyper-reactivity
  • Severe temper outbursts
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty with change and transitions
  • Easily bored
  • Rapidly shifting attention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Sensory sensitivity (e.g., touch, smell, hearing, taste)
  • Severe interpersonal problems with friends or family
  • Suicidal thoughts, comments, or behaviors

Goals of DBT-C:

At Southlake, our therapists are trained to help create a change in the child’s environment, recognize their emotions, problem-solve their behavior, and teach them how to effectively cope with problems they are facing.

  • Create a change-ready environment
  • Recognize and understand emotion
  • Better control behavior
  • Learn ways to effectively cope with problems
  • Learn how to problem-solve difficulties
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