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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - The Five W’s of DBT

Monday, April 27, 2015
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy - The Five W’s of DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a therapy modality that has been found to be effective in treating individuals with borderline personality disorder as well as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and eating disorders.  Below is some information that highlights the key elements and how they are effective in treatment.

Key Terms:

Dialectics - The mind’s way of understanding concepts and appreciating their polar opposites. For example, the desire to restrict food (as with someone who struggles with anorexia) AND the desire to remain in recovery from one’s eating disorder.... Read More