All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
New Roads Behavioral Health continues its commitment to provide its clinicians with the conclusion of Intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) training, a two-week course. This instruction increases competence and confidence in the clinicians. Particularly, DBT provides proficiencies and structure for therapists, which (according to a myriad of research studies) are applicable to a variety of populations, particularly people suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. This education enhances an already incredibly proficient clinical team, which effectively treats those who battle with Dysregulation.
DBT was originally designed 40 years ago to address the absence of an effective treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT founder Marsha Linehan conceptualized DBT as an effective mix of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. Interestingly, Linehan later divulged publicly that she, herself, struggled with BPD and found relief by applying the skills of DBT.
DBT is now proven efficacious for treating a variety of conditions including Substance Use Disorder, Eating Disorders, Depression in the Elderly, etc. Essentially, DBT is well applied to any disorders with dysregulation.
Now, with the conclusion of New Roads’ first intramural DBT Intensive training, all therapists are trained in DBT. This further bolsters the team’s ability to provide unique and effective programming in the New Roads WoRTH program, which concentrates on treating women with Borderline Personality Disorder. This type of programming, with the extensive expertise, is quite rare.
About New Roads Behavorial Health's Family of Treatment Programs
New Roads Behavioral Health’s family of treatment programs are based upon a holistic, community-focused treatment approach, with a foundation in research and results. New Roads has residential treatment, transitional living, and outpatient options for their clients. There are three distinct and completely separate programs within the residential and transitional living focus: Pathways to Healing (PATH), Women’s Road to Healing (WoRTH), and New Roads to Healing (NoRTH). PaTH is a dual-diagnosis treatment program for young men between the ages of 18-28 struggling with substance abuse and mental health concerns. WoRTH is a program designed specifically for young women that focuses on both substance abuse and mental health disorders (including borderline personality disorder) with a strong emphasis on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). NoRTH is designed to assist clients with severe mental health disorders in achieving independence by teaching them how to successfully live a life with their diagnoses.