DBT has proven to be a useful tool for helping people with substance abuse disorders learn how to regulate their emotions and improve impulse control.
Venice Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is proving to be a valuable tool when it comes to treating both substance abuse and disorders of emotion dysregulation, such as Borderline Personality Disorder.
On Friday, Sept. 21, Dr. Amanda Smith, clinical director of Clearview Treatment Programs’ Center for Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions, will provide an overview of how DBT works to help patients who are struggling with both disorders, as well as the research behind this evidence-based treatment.
DBT therapy is an effective treatment option used throughout the continuum of care at addiction treatment centers. Clearview’s Center for Psychiatric Disorders and Addictions, a dual diagnosis treatment center in Los Angeles, uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy as one of its primary treatment modalities.
“DBT has proven to be a useful tool for helping people with substance abuse disorders learn how to regulate their emotions and improve impulse control,” said Dr. Smith.
Dr. Smith has received advanced training in DBT and has worked in the field of addiction for nearly 10 years.
The presentation is part of a regular series held by the Adolescent & Young Adult Resource Network (AYARN). AYARN is sponsored by Clearview Treatment Programs, insight Treatment, and Monte Nido, all treatment providers in Southern California.
About Clearview Treatment Programs
Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice Beach, Calif., is a premier provider of mental health and addiction treatment. Clearview provides highly individualized treatment programs for people with psychiatric disorders, alcohol and drug addictions, and dual diagnosis.
Clearview Treatment Programs, started in 2000, operates multiple treatment centers in the Southern California beach communities and the Los Angeles area. Clearview offers a full continuum of care, including residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient treatment, and transitional living treatment centers in Los Angeles.
For more information on Clearview Treatment Programs, please visit http://www.clearviewtreatment.com.