Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Description, Research and Future Directions.

@inproceedings{Swales2009DialecticalBT,
  title={Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Description, Research and Future Directions.},
  author={Michaela A Swales},
  year={2009}
}
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment initially developed for adult women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and a history of chronic suicidal behaviour (Linehan, 1993a; 1993b). DBT was the first treatment for BPD to demonstrate its efficacy in a randomised controlled trial (Linehan, Armstrong, Suarez, Allmon & Heard, 1991). Adaptations of the treatment (Dimeff & Koerner, 2007) and further randomised trials followed this initial study… CONTINUE READING

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