Dialectical behavior therapy.

  title={Dialectical behavior therapy.},
  author={Aaron T. Beck and Milton H. Erickson and Erik Erikson and Viktor Emil Frankl and Sigmund Freud and Eugene T. Gendlin and Jacques Lacan and Rebecca Laing and Rollo May and Salvador Minuchin and Frederick S. Perls and Carl Ransom Rogers and Virginia Satir and M. Seligman and Burrhus F. Skinner and Paul Watzlawick and Joseph Wolpe},
  journal={The Harvard mental health letter},
  volume={19 2},
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach with two key characteristics: a behavioral, problem-solving focus blended with acceptance-based strategies, and an emphasis on dialectical processes. "Dialectical" refers to the issues involved in treating patients with multiple disorders and to the type of thought processes and behavioral styles used in the treatment strategies. DBT has five components: (1) capability enhancement (skills training); (2) motivational… 
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