Albuquerque Collaborative Therapeutics (ACT) was established
in 2000. The mission of ACT is to provide evidence-based mental health treatment to persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Collaborative Therapeutics provides an array of psychological and behavioral services to participants by contracting
with a group of highly trained and skilled therapists.
ACT offers behavior support consultation to interdisciplinary
teams working with individuals with developmental disabilities served under the New Mexico Developmental Disabilities Waiver
ACT has a fully adherent dialectical behavior therapy program.
Members of our DBT team have been intensively trained in DBT. We have all participated in trainings offered through
Behavioral Technology in Seattle, Washington. Please see individual bios of our therapists for specific DBT
trainings each has completed.
DBT is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment developed
by Dr. Marsha Linehan in 1991 for treating chronically suicidal women and borderline personality disorder. DBT has been
adapted for use with substance abuse, eating disorders, suicidal adolescents and the depressed elderly. DBT combines
traditional behavioral and cognitive therapy strategies with the concept of Eastern mindfulness practice. ACT has six
associates with intensive training in DBT and two therapists currently training in DBT with plans to complete the five-day
foundational training in DBT by year's end. DBT therapists meet weekly for a consultation team meeting.
DBT is the correct therapeutic modality for persons with borderline
personality and self-harming and suicidal behavior. It is now utilized appropriately for those with extreme difficulties
regulating emotional responses and the multiple disordered individual.
ACT is also providing an adaptation of DBT for persons
with mild to moderate developmental disaibility.
Please call our office for further information on DBT.
For a full online review of DBT, feel free to visit Dr. Linehan's web page at www.behavioraltech.org
ACT offers Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Relapse
Prevention of Depression. This program is offerred approximately once a year. Call our office to get the current
schedule for MBCT.
In addition to training in dialectical behavior therapy,
therapists contracting with ACT have a wide variety of skills and come with their own training in their individual specialties.
Please see individual therapist's bio for specific specialties each has in addition to advanced training in DBT and expertise
with persons with developmental disabilities.
Call Beth O'Rourke LISW at 505-269-2541 in order to make
a referral to ACT.