What is DBT?

DBT means Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which could also be referred to as becoming more open minded. A dialectic is a dialogue between opposites. Dialectical therapy seeks the ability to tolerate opposites and to see truth in more than one perspective. DBT is an offshoot of CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This branch of psychology is aimed at helping you understand your thinking and behavior choices so they are more effective for your life and happiness.

Mindfulness is balancing emotion mind and wise mind.Distress Tolerance is when you have a problem you cannot solve, but you don't want to make it worse.Emotion Regulation is having less negative emotions and vulnerability, and more positive emotional experiences.Interpersonal Effectiveness is asking for what you want and saying no effectively.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Articles

Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Nutshell
by Marsha M. Linehan and Linda Dimeff
~The California Psychologist, 34, 10-13, 2001 (pdf file)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder
by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.
~ from The Journal, March 1, 1997, Vol. 8/Iss. 1.
Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy
by Thomas Lynch, Ph.D. and Clive Robins, Ph.D.
~ from The Journal, March 1, 1997, Vol. 8/Iss. 1.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Family Skills Training
by Perry Hoffman, Alan Fruzetti and Charles Swenson

About Borderline Personality Disorder

The BPD Overview
The BPD Tool,
www.getselfhelp.co.uk/freedownloads.htm
Borderline Personality Disorder Facts Sheet
by The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group,
www.behavioraltech.org, 2002 (pdf file)
Borderline Personality Disorder
by Stuart Sorensen - RMN
Helping Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
This document source is
www.dbtsf.com/helping-someone.htm#validation
Mindfulness for Clients, their Friends, and Family Members
by Cindy Sanderson Ph.D.
csanderson@behavioraltech.org (pdf file)

For DBT Professionals:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Summary of Data
by L. Dimeff, K. Koerner, M. M. Linehan, 2001 (pdf file)
Recommended Reading List
By The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group,
www.behavioraltech.org, 2002 (pdf file)
Options for Further Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training
by The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group,
www.behavioraltech.org, 2002 (pdf file)
ABPDBrief
by The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group,
www.behavioraltech.org, 2002 (pdf file)

1 comment:

  1. in bpd of what you know about it witch is the most succesfull method in treating it be cbt dbt theropy form what i am told and what i see thropy is the best i might be wrong i was only diagnosed in july last year plus how many as a percentage of people do you know that has recoverd

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