For any further questions, please contact our DBT-C clinicians: Michelle Manne, and Katie Watts Renell. For a complete description of our DBT-C Program, please visit Our DBT-C Page. We are excited about the changes happening for children, adolescents, parents, and families through this new program!
DBT for children (DBT-C) was developed to address treatment needs of children and adolescents dealing with high emotional sensitivity and impulsive emotional behavior. These children experience emotions on a different level, and much stronger than their peers. Little things irritate them, and emotions may be so overwhelming that verbal or physical aggression occurs. The main goals of DBT-C are to teach these children adaptive coping skills and effective problem-solving and to teach their parents how to reinforce effective behaviors at home.