Effectiveness Trials

Effectiveness research refers to studies of DBT that were completed in community practice settings. The list below only includes randomized controlled trials (RCTs). For a summary that includes other types of effectiveness studies (e.g., quasi-experimental studies), please refer to Non-RCT Research Data.

Effectiveness Research Trials (RCTs only)

*Listed in reverse chronological order

Goodman, M, Banthin, D, Blair, NH, Mascitelli, KA, Wilsnack, J, et al. (2016). A randomized trial of dialectical behavior therapy in high-risk suicidal veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77, 1591-1600.

Barnicot, K, Savill, M, Bhatti, N, & Priebe, S (2014). A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of dialectical behaviour therapy: Effects on hospitalisation and post-treatment follow-up. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 192-193.

Pistorello, J, Fruzzetti, AE, Maclane, C, Gallop, R, & Iverson, KM (2012). Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) applied to college students: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 982-994.

Priebe, S, Bhatti, N, Barnicot, K, Bremner, S, Gaglia, A et al. (2012). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy for self-harming patients with personality disorder: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81, 356-365.

Feigenbaum, J, Fonagy, P, Pilling, Jones, Wildgoose et al. (2011). A real-world study of the effectiveness of DBT in the UK National Health Service. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 121-141.

Koons, CR, Robins, CJ, Tweed, JL, Lynch, TR, et al. (2001). Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in women veterans with borderline personality disorder. Behavior Therapy, 32, 371-390.