What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

This video describes dialectical behavior therapy. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modality that was created by Marsha Linehan in the 1980s and it was …


14 thoughts on “What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?”

  1. DBT appears to be a very complex treatment with various components taken from other modalities. I do like that this therapy is directed toward personality disorders because many of the theories studied so far appear to more so be designated toward treating depression, anxiety, and other more apparent mental health conditions. As a whole, this therapy is a bit difficult for me to follow, likely because it has not been discussed as in-depth as others. However, this video did an excellent job of helping me to understand the vital main components of DBT, and I will likely use this video for a refresher, as needed, in the future.

  2. One of the recommended psychotherapy managements for Borderline Personality Disorder is the Mentalisation based therapy . I would like to ask what's Mentalisation based therapy ?

  3. After recently completing a treatment program for MDD which incorporated some aspects of DBT, I am looking forward to continuing my study. Due to expense, it will have to be independent study. I like the multi pronged approach with support to clinician and am surprised that clinician support isn't required in all other treatment modalities. Just seems common sensical. I can see the content being part of general HS mental health programming, too. The content, role playing and reflection aspects are ways to connect with different learning styles and reinforce absorbing information long term.

  4. I enjoyed learning more about DBT. I previously did some research for another class. I like that therapists are provided support. I also like that clients go through both individual therapy and group therapy.

  5. I like that this modality was created specifically for Borderline Personality Disorder. This overview is helpful in that the complex components are easier to comprehend. I understand that it is typically delivered through a team. I would like to hear more about individual delivery of DBT.

  6. After studying this for our research proposal last semester, I wonder if DBT could be modified in any way to treat other personality disorders, or if they are so uniquely complex that techniques of DBT would not be modifiable.

  7. Very interesting. I was not familiar with DBT previously. I can see how a complex disorder such as BPD would require a complex treatment that requires multiple practitioners and facets. I am glad to hear about the required therapist support component. It is important to remember that the therapist is human and is effected by the course of therapy also.

  8. What would Hans Eysenck have said of DBT? not very much I think. Furthermore, CBT Ellis only painted a behaviorist whitewash over a superstructure built by Aaron and Julian Beck not very creditworthy I should say

  9. This video gave a good explanation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I didn't realize this modality was to specifically treat individuals with borderline personality. I also didn't know that it was a program only modality comprised of a treatment team. We are using this modality in our research proposal about anger. It will be interesting to see what we find

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