DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is a proven treatment for suicidal and self-harming adolescents, borderline personality disorder, and individuals who have multiple, complicated and serious mental health conditions. Rathbone & Associates practitioners have in-depth training and significant experience offering this specialized service.
Rathbone & Associates offers fully comprehensive DBT as it was designed to be delivered–with all 5 modes: specialized individual therapy, DBT skills group, out-of-session telephone coaching, consultation to the environment, and consultation team.
Team leader Britt Rathbone is a DBT expert, conducting trainings for providers locally and nationally on the treatment and leading an expert in-house treatment team. He is among the first therapists in the world and was the first therapist in the metropolitan DC area to be certified by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a Certified DBT Clinician. This is the only certification approved by the treatment creator and is the gold standard for DBT competency. Other certifications (“DBT-C” for example) are obtainable solely by attestation and without the rigorous examination, review of clinical competence and expert review of videotaped sessions required by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.
Mr. Rathbone is the coauthor of DBT With At-Risk Adolescents: A Practitioners Guide to Treating Challenging Behavior Problems (New Harbinger, 2014) and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges. Rathbone is a founding member of the Metropolitan Washington DC DBT Consortium. The consortium is committed to providing high quality dialectical behavior therapy.
Therapists on the Rathbone & Associates DBT team:
Samantha Ascanio, LCSW-C
Betty Bae, LCSW-C
Jeannette Campbell Bjorklund, LCSW-C (DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a Certified DBT Clinician)
Kate McSpadden Leinweber, LCSW-C
Phyllis Pomerantz, LCSW-C
Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C (DBT-Linehan Board of Certification as a Certified DBT Clinician)
Leah Wolf, LMSW