Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, often called DBT therapy, is a method of treatment that was devised by Marsha Linehan, faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle, for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
The effectiveness of DBT therapy has been demonstrated in many controlled studies across different research groups. Because of this success and due to similar behavior patterns, DBT therapy is now being used in many settings as a viable therapy for the treatment of many other emotional issues, including eating disorders.
There are four modules in DBT group skills training:
Adapted from an article by Qutayba Abdullatif and Nicole Bekman for About.com.
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