In a nutshell, DBT is very simple. The therapist creates a context of validating rather than blaming the patient, and within that context the therapist blocks or extinguishes bad behaviors, drags good behaviors out of the patient, and figures out a way to make the good behaviors so reinforcing that the patient continues the good ones and stops the bad ones.
-Marsha Linehan, PhD in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
In practice, learning and applying DBT to adherence may not feel so simple. Providers who wish to offer the research-based treatment model in their practice will need to make a considerable investment of time and study to learn the model as developed by Dr. Linehan.
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Plan Your DBT Training Path
Are you new to DBT or Behavioral Tech? These introductions provide a useful overview.
Levels of Training
Four levels of training help you progress your treatment knowledge and skill.