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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Geneva Massiello Osteen, M.D., Elizabeth Winter, M.D.
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  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
    • Developed by Marsha Linehan specifically to treat patients with borderline personality disorder.
    • In addition to the skills taught in CBT, DBT teaches mindfulness strategies and dialectical skills.

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Last updated: October 17, 2014


Osteen, Geneva M, and Elizabeth Winter. "Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2014. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787146/all/Dialectical_Behavior_Therapy__DBT_.
Osteen GM, Winter E. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2014. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787146/all/Dialectical_Behavior_Therapy__DBT_. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Osteen, G. M., & Winter, E. (2014). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787146/all/Dialectical_Behavior_Therapy__DBT_
Osteen GM, Winter E. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2014. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787146/all/Dialectical_Behavior_Therapy__DBT_.
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