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Missouri Girls Town Becomes a Registered DBT Facility

Missouri Girls Town has begun implementing a new therapeutic approach called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The majority of our clients are struggling with intense emotions, impulsivity and harmful behaviors, often including self-harm. DBT offers a highly structured and intensive approach for dealing with problem behaviors. It is one of the very few such programs of its kind available in the United States. DBT helps with the problematic actions sometimes used to deal with extreme emotional intensity. DBT emphasizes taking responsibility for one’s problems and helps the person examine how they deal with conflict and negative feelings. The goals of the…

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