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Identifying and Treating Dialectical Dilemmas in DBT (Part 2)

Identifying and Treating Dialectical Dilemmas in DBT part 2

This feature by Donna Pattie, MSW, LICSW is Part 2 of 2 in a series about identifying and treating dialectical dilemmas in DBT. In part one, we looked at the biosocial model and development of dialectical dilemmas laid out by Marsha Linehan (1993) and Charlie Swenson (2016). Here in part two, we will now look at a worksheet for clients and providers to identify dialectical dilemmas and possible solutions to reduce behaviors getting in the way of their life goals.

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Identifying and Treating Dialectical Dilemmas in DBT (Part 1)

Identifying and Treating Dialectical Dilemmas in DBT - part 1

This feature by Donna Pattie, MSW, LICSW is Part 1 of 2 in a series about identifying and treating dialectical dilemmas in DBT. In this first part, Donna addresses three primary concepts of biosocial theory and steps for assessing and developing more effective solutions.

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DBT for Substance Use Disorders (Part 2)

DBT for Substance Use Disorders Part 2

This feature by Nick Salsman, PhD, ABPP is Part 2 of 2 in a series about DBT for substance use disorders. In the first part, Nick described how DBT-SUD utilizes the approach of dialectical abstinence in the assessment and treatment of SUDs and how DBT-SUD utilizes the hierarchy of targets in Pretreatment and Stage 1. In part two, Nick explains eight commonly used attachment strategies and seven skills often used by DBT-SUD providers.

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DBT for Substance Use Disorders (Part 1)

DBT for Substance Use Disorders Part 1

This feature by Nick Salsman, PhD, ABPP is Part 1 of 2 in a series about DBT for substance use disorders. In this first part, Nick describes how DBT-SUD utilizes the approach of dialectical abstinence in the assessment and treatment of SUDs and how DBT-SUD utilizes the hierarchy of targets in Pretreatment and Stage 1.

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Why fold treatment for PTSD into DBT? (Part 2)

Why fold treatment for PTSD into DBT Part 2

This feature by Emily Cooney, PhD is Part 2 of 2 in a series about the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol. In the first part, Emily began with explaining DBT PE as an evidence-based approach to treating suicidal and self-injuring individuals with BPD who have PTSD. She addressed what DBT PE involves and the roles of changing behavioural avoidance, changing cognitive avoidance, and changing beliefs. In part 2, she continues with more on changing beliefs, understanding what the data tell us, and how she motivates clients to do this treatment.

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Why fold treatment for PTSD into DBT? (Part 1)

Why fold treatment for PTSD into DBT Part 1

This feature by Emily Cooney, PhD is Part 1 of 2 in a series about the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol. In this first part, Emily begins with explaining DBT PE as an evidence-based approach to treating suicidal and self-injuring individuals with BPD who have PTSD. She addresses what DBT PE involves and the roles of changing behavioural avoidance, changing cognitive avoidance, and changing beliefs.

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Behavioural Strategies for Addressing Hopelessness (Part 2)

Behavioural strategies for addressing hopelessness part 2

This feature by Christine Dunkley, DClinP is Part 2 of 2 in a series about behavioral strategies for addressing hopelessness. In the first part, Christine began with tips on personal relationships, loneliness, and learning how to identify what a client wants. Today, she addresses two more tips, including painting word pictures and suspending disbelief.

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Behavioural Strategies for Addressing Hopelessness (Part 1)

2.9.2022 - Behavioural strategies for addressing hopelessness

This feature by Christine Dunkley, DClinP is Part 1 of 2 in a series about behavioral strategies for addressing hopelessness. In this first part, Christine begins with tips on personal relationships, loneliness, and learning how to identify what a client wants.

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