Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
What is Bipolar Disorder?
Because the symptoms of this illness can vary so greatly from one person to the next, doctors can often have difficulties identifying bipolar disorder.Read More
DBT Skills for Bipolar Disorder
In 2007, I conducted a study that compared people with bipolar disorder to those who were waiting to attend the group and received no additional therapy.Read More
What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Dialectical behavior therapy is a treatment that was created by Marsha Linehan, a psychologist who works in Seattle. Originally, she developed this treatment to use with people who have an illness called borderline personality disorder.
Since its development, however, dialectical behavior therapy has been found to be very effective in treating a range of other illnesses as well.
Dialectical behavior therapy has also been shown to be effective in helping people learn to handle emotional distress in healthier ways, and without losing control.
Click the play button to listen to Sheri describe more about DBT in her interview with Healthjustice radio.