Dr. Carla Chugani shines a spotlight on a therapeutic practice that is rarely discussed for anyone seeking help.
Dr. Chugani is clinical scientist, therapist and expert in mental health who specializes dialectical behavioral treatment. She says that DBT is a “type of cognitive behavioral therapy which incorporates dialectical philosophical philosophy as well elements of mindfulness.”
Though it was designed to treat “a population of people with more intense needs” — such as borderline personality disorder or chronic suicidality — Dr. Chugani believes anyone can benefits from “mindfulness skills.” This includes “emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerating skills.”
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“An example of one that is sort of my personal favorite — there is a skill that’s part of our distress tolerance module that’s called radical acceptance. “Radical acceptance is the complete acceptance of reality as it is at that moment,” she told Sonia Baghdady. Advocate NowThe DBT skills are coping skills. These skills are for self-regulation and advocacy for…