Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Unit

Lakeside is proud to introduce our brand new, refurbished Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) service. This is a specialist female only, 12-bedded, in-patient unit for women with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), or diagnostic features thereof.  The unit is led by an accredited DBT therapist and the team consists of 6 intensively trained DBT therapists. All unit staff are trained in the model at skills level. This is a therapeutic ward underpinned by DBT principles.

The aim of the service is to equip women with the necessary coping skills that will enable them to live successfully in the community, thereby reducing the risk of harmful and unhelpful behaviours that may lead to multiple placement breakdowns and frequent hospital admissions.

What is DBT?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) treatment is a type of psychotherapy or talking therapy that utilises a cognitive-behavioural approach and emphasises the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT is a stabilisation therapy, developed by Marsha Linehan in 1980 and was originally designed to treat individuals diagnosed with EUPD. It is recommended by NICE guidelines in the treatment of this diagnosis. DBT aims to assist individuals to change their patterns of unhelpful behaviour e.g. deliberate self-harm (DSH), suicidal thinking, aggression and substance abuse.

Admission Criteria

This is a service for women with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), or diagnostic features thereof.  A patient may or may not have a formal diagnosis of EUPD at the time of admission. Referrals for people with a working diagnosis and/or emerging features of EUPD will be considered. A patient referred to Lakeside DBT Service will be subject to restriction under the Mental Health Act.

We will consider referrals for patients with an additional diagnosis of ASD (with an IQ>70), where they are cognitively able to engage in therapy. Patients will undergo full clinical assessment, carried out by a member of a DBT clinical team, prior to admission. At the current time, we do not offer the adapted DBT model for Learning Disabilities and cannot accept referrals for informal patients.

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