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