What is DBT for Adolescents Like?
The protocol for Adolescent DBT varies in several ways from the adult protocol. Firstly, adolescent brains learn much faster than the adult brain so the skills are taught at a faster pace. Secondly, a parent or significant adult in the teen's life attends the DBT Skills Class as a participant along with the teen.
The best way to learn about my program for providing DBT to adolescents is to go to dbtteen.com. This web page provides complete information about the Adolescents DBT protocol, as well as information provided specifically for teens and parents. You may want to review the material yourself if you are a parent, or you may want to review it with your teen.