¡ ectiveness of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program for Incarcerated Female Juvenile O ¡ enders

  title={¡ ectiveness of a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program for Incarcerated Female Juvenile O ¡ enders},
  author={EricW. Trupin and D. G. Stewart and Brad Beach and Lisa Boesky},
  • EricW. Trupin, D. G. Stewart, +1 author Lisa Boesky
  • Published 2002
Background: Female offenders incarcerated in Washington State have demonstrated higher rates of mental health needs than boys. Linehan’s (1993a, b) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is an effective treatment for adult women with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT utilises a combination of skills training, problem solving, and validation to enable patients to reduce self-destructive, impulsive and aggressive behaviours. The prevalence of similar emotional problems among female juvenile… CONTINUE READING


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