Equity in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in JR
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the primary residential treatment for youth and young adults in Washington’s Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) facilities. Two integral components of DBT are individual counseling sessions and skills groups. JR’s standard is for residents to attend 4 of each per month. Equitable access to appropriate treatment is a driver of equitable outcomes. Overall, in State Fiscal Year 2022, eligible clients accessed an average of 2.73 individual sessions and 2.64 skills groups each month. White and Hispanic youth and young adults received somewhat more DBT treatment, on average, than did residents who are Black/African American or Asian/Pacific Islander.
READ THE EVALUATION OF DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN WASHINGTON STATE’S JUVENILE REHABILITATION
READ THE UPDATE ON THE 2019 DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY RECOMMENDATIONS