PACE Recovery Center believes it is vitally important that our therapists continue to develop their skills in order to meet the unique needs of our clients. Recently the entire clinical staff at PACE participated in a day long training seminar which focused on integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) for treating individuals who suffer with substance use disorders.
DBT and TSF are both evidence-based modalities that have been proven to be effective in substance abuse treatment with a wide variety of populations. DBT was initially developed for clients who have dual-diagnosis issues and has been found to be effective in working with clients who suffer from personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and eating disorders. DBT has also been found to be very effective in working with clients who suffer from substance use disorders. This approach is integrated with twelve step philosophy in order to help clients learn how to stay focused and aware of the present moment, to use coping skills during distressing times, to increase interpersonal effectiveness, to regulate emotions, and to live an engaging life in recovery.
We are excited to integrate these practices into our men’s addiction treatment program which focuses on helping our clients to establish and maintain long-term sobriety.