What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an effective, empirically supported, cognitive-therapy based intervention system for teaching skills that will help in coping with sudden, intense surges of emotion. It is effective in both individual therapy as well as group settings. This overview from Psych Central gives a background on DBT and when and how it is used to help improve clients’ lives. The founder of DBT, Marsha Linehan, provides insight on DBT on The Linehan Institute website as well.