Family Resources

A useful guide to learning more about our evidence-based treatment methods used at New Roads Behavioral Health.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result to disturbing life experiences.


Exposure & Response Prevention

ERP is a behavioral therapy that gradually exposes people to situations designed to provoke a person’s obsessions in a safe environment.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT teaches clients to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives.

Prolonged Exposure

PE teaches individuals to gradually approach their trauma-related memories, feelings, and situations.


Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality

 CAMS is a treatment framework in which a client and a clinician work together to keep the patient stable and identifies the “drivers” that compel the client to take their life.

Crisis Response Plan

 CRP is a brief procedure used to reduce an individual’s risk for suicidal behavior. The CRP serves as a checklist to follow during periods of intense emotional distress.

What is the Linehan Institute?

Marsha Linehan is the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviors and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders, particularly those that involve serious emotion dysregulation. In comparison to all other clinical interventions for suicidal behaviors, DBT is the only treatment that has been shown effective in multiple trials across several independent research sites. It has been shown both effective in reducing suicidal behavior and cost-effective in comparison to both standard treatment and community treatments delivered by expert therapists. It is currently the gold-standard treatment for borderline personality disorder.

Learn more about the Linehan Institute here.