Sunshine Coast Health Centre Announces DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Opportunities for Clients in Drug Rehab, Alcohol Treatment, PTSD, and Trauma Therapy

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Sunshine Coast Health Centre has announced innovative DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) options for its clients. DBT is yet another offering to help clients in their drug rehab, alcohol treatment and/or trauma or PTSD programs.

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Our constant struggle it to offer the latest, best-in-class treatment options for our clients battling drugs, alcohol, trauma, and/or PTSD,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre (, a top-rated program in British Columbia for drug rehab, alcohol treatment, trauma and PTSD therapy and other issues, is excited to announce new DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) options. DBT uses four teachable skill sets (mindfulness, interpersonal, emotion-regulation, and distress tolerance) to assist clients facing addiction and/or trauma issues.

“Our constant struggle it to offer the latest, best-in-class treatment options for our clients battling drugs, alcohol, trauma, and/or PTSD,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “DBT therapy is an exciting and innovative addition to our options at Powell River, BC.”

Persons interested in the treatment program should visit the website and visit the "about" tab at There, they can read about the Centre's treatment philosophy. Even more importantly, any person who may be interested in how DBT therapy might help them is urged to click up to the 'contact' button and reach out for a private, confidential information session. Another option is to read the information specific pages about drug rehab ( or alcohol treatment (

Here is background on this release. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was developed by an American Psychologist, Marsha M. Linehan, and incorporates strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Zen Principles, and Behavioral Sciences (Austin & Boyd, 2015). At Sunshine Coast Health Centre, the focus is to help clients achieve general skills by employing two treatment modes delivered by multidisciplinary clinicians: skills training and post-session coaching. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the selected skills, flexibility has been built into the program to allow focus on the clients’ individual needs. At any time, skills can be added or dropped from the program based on a partnered approach, clinician recommendation, and client feedback. The skills group meets once weekly for a 2-hour skills training workshop. Three weekly 1-hour coaching follow-ups are scheduled afterwards to assess understanding and review further questions or concerns related to the selected skill. Further individual treatment is facilitated through the collaboration of the psychiatrist, other supporting practitioners, and the client’s primary counsellor. The overall goal is to provide clients with the general tools needed to help them identify and make changes to thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that cause them distress in their everyday lives.

Sunshine Coast Health Centre ( is a 47-bed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for men, with 8 separately-located private residences for women, that officially opened on the 15th of March 2004. The Centre has a philosophy of care that goes beyond just addiction to include personal transformation based on three key therapeutic principles: interpersonal relatedness, self definition (autonomy & competence), and intrinsic motivation. The Centre offers both drug rehabilitation and alcohol treatment near Vancouver, BC, but serving patients across Canada, particularly British Columbia and Alberta and cities such as Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Sunshine Coast Health Centre uses a form of drug rehabilitation based on the research of Viktor Frankl and methodology of Paul T.P. Wong, namely 'Meaning ­Centered Therapy'.

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