We sift through the data and research to find the best therapeutic solution that fits YOU!
At St. Louis DBT, we stay up to date on the latest research, engage in continuing education in the therapy modalities that have been tested and demonstrated to be effective treatments, and we train one another as well as other therapists in our community in the application of these approaches.
Our therapists are experts in their field, led by DBT-LBC™, Certified DBT Clinician and adjunct professor of clinical courses at Washington University's Brown School of Social Work, Casey Limmer, MSW, LCSW
Making Sense of Alphabet Soup -- The Evidence-Based Therapies We Provide
What Does It Mean To Be Evidence-Based?
Evidence-based means that the therapeutic approach has been extensively researched and the research demonstrates the approach is effective. For example, here is a summary of research showing DBT’s effectiveness. A federal agency sets minimum criteria and maintains a searchable directory of evidence-based approaches.
What Is a Dialectic Anyway?
A dialectic challenge is two opposing forces that appear on the surface to be mutually exclusive (a.k.a. total opposites). A dialectic is is the synthesis, or combination, of those two seemingly opposite ideas. It’s like when two people see the same event and describe it totally differently. Dialectic synthesis is recognizing both sides of the story are valid and have truth. Through dialogue — within ourselves and with others — we discover there is middle ground where both are true. When we find the middle ground, there is no need to choose one or the other, releasing us from the inner battle or external conflicts. Read more