ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT OUR DBT PARTICIPANTS:
You are doing the best you can.
You want to improve your life.
You will do better, work harder, and be motivated to change.
You will be able to learn new behaviors.
You cannot fail in DBT.
All therapists, no matter how well trained, are fallible.
We make every responsible effort to provide competent and effective therapy.
We respect the rights and integrity of our clients.
We obey ethical standards and professional guidelines.
We are available for weekly therapy and provide therapy back-up.
We maintain confidentiality.
We meet regularly as the Institute’s DBT team for consultation and support.