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On Radical Acceptance (Part 2)

On Radical Acceptance part 2

This feature by Randy Wolbert is the second part in his two-part series about the DBT Skill of Radical Acceptance. Part 1 discussed what Radical Acceptance means as well as the origin of the skill. In this part, Randy explains how the Radical Acceptance skill impacts both clients and DBT therapists.

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Phone Coaching in DBT (Part 2)

Phone Coaching in DBT blog Part 2

This feature by Dr. Alexander Chapman is the second part of a two-part series about phone coaching in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In part 1, Dr. Chapman explained how phone coaching works and cleared up the most common concerns therapists may have about phone coaching (read here for part 1). Today’s focus is on how to manage the situations when phone coaching does not go as smoothly and how DBT offers a proactive approach. 

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World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention (Part 2)

World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention - Part 2

This feature by Vibh Forsythe Cox, PhD is part 2 of 2 in a series on World Mental Health Day, focusing on the goal of suicide prevention. In part 1 (read it here), Vibh talked about a needed shift in our approach to treating clients and the idea of solving the problem of a life that doesn’t feel worth living. This part 2 goes further into the topics of increasing access to effective treatment and empowering the community.


World Mental Health Day, which took place on October 10 was created with the goal of raising awareness, encouraging education, and promoting advocacy against stigma (Learn more here). The focus for 2019 was suicide prevention. As someone who provides treatment and training which in large part is aimed at reducing suicide and self-harm, I felt moved to participate in this conversation.  

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World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention (Part 1)

World Mental Health Day: Suicide Prevention - Part 1

This feature by Vibh Forsythe Cox, PhD is part 1 of 2 in a series on World Mental Health Day, focusing on the goal of suicide prevention.


World Mental Health Day was created with the goal of raising awareness, encouraging education, and promoting advocacy against stigma (Learn more here). The focus this year is suicide prevention. As someone who provides treatment and training which in large part is aimed at reducing suicide and self-harm, I felt moved to participate in this conversation.  

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A call to action: The need to increase access to treatment

A call to action: The need to increase access to treatment

This feature by Tony DuBose, PsyD and Yevgeny Botanov, PhD is a reflection on the mental health profession. DuBose and Botanov take stock of the state of the field, both in terms of achievements as well as taking a look at how to raise the bar for the future.

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DBT in Forensic Settings (Part 2)

DBT in Forensic Settings - part 2

This feature by Dr. Nicole Kletzka is Part 2 of a two-part series about DBT in Forensic Settings. In part 1 (read it here), Dr. Kletzka set the stage by defining forensic psychology and beginning to understand how the model of DBT can be applied in forensic settings, and she focused on that application as it relates to the first of five functions of comprehensive DBT treatment: client motivation. 

In this part two, we will examine how the remaining four functions of DBT are applied in forensic settings, including the functions of skill building and capability, generalization of skills, structuring the environment, and support/skill building for the treatment providers. 

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