The Importance of Intersession Contact in DBT
DBT is the only psychotherapy model which formally incorporates the use of intersession contact. Therefore, it is important to understand the corresponding protocols, utility, and functions. Dr. Vaughn also explores common therapist beliefs regarding this type of contact.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Define intersession contact, its functions, and protocols.
- Describe how to orient the patient to intersession contact.
- Summarize initial barriers and benefits of providing phone coaching.