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Satbinder Bhogal

Name: Dr. Satbinder Kaur Bhogal

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist

Specialist Therapy: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Current place of work: Birmingham Therapeutic Emotional Support Service (TESS)

Can you explain, in brief, what DBT is and what sessions entail?

DBT is a principle-based psychotherapy developed by a Psychologist called Marsha Linehan (1). It blends standard cognitive-behavioural therapy with Eastern philosophy and meditation practices. The therapy was developed to help people who were suicidal and/or self-harming. It is now a widely used therapy to help children and young people (aged 12 to18) experiencing difficulties in their life and has been proven to be effective in many studies across the world with adults, teens and children.

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