Adam Payne

Part III: Transition Age Youth: The Treatment Provider’s Perspective

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1990s as a treatment for adults with borderline personality disorder.  It includes facets of cognitive behavior therapy, skills training, mindfulness meditation, behaviorism, and dialectics, and is structured to help clients gain insight and skills to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Four skills modules are emphasized in DBT training: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.

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