Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is the gold standard of treatment for behavioral disorders that involve emotional dysregulation, relationship instability, and suicidal or other self-harm behaviors. Treatment includes individual therapy by an intensely trained provider, skills training in a group setting, 24-hour availability, and the providers involvement in on-going consultation. The developer of DBT wrote it “is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for complex, difficult to treat mental disorders... and has since been adapted for other seemingly intractable behavioral disorders”.
Dr. Tandy provides individual DBT sessions and leads a DBT skills group at Treasure Valley Psychological Services. He is available for phone consult, consistent with the DBT model, and is engaged with a Consultation Team. Referrals can be made to Dr. Tandy by other health care providers or patients can call for information.