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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.
Albuquerque 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 program. 
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
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.


"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known
defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found
their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a
sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with
compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people
do not just happen."

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Dedicated to Collaborative Therapies


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Albuquerque Collaborative Therapeutics
301 Graceland, SE, Suite E
Albuquerque, NM   87108

Ph: (505) 255-1756
FAX (505) 255-1293

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