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DBT skill Modules

What does DBT help with?



Substance Use




Eating Disorders


Frequently Asked Questions

What does DBT stand for?

DBT is an acronym for Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a synthesis of mindfulness skills, dialectical thinking skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills and problem-solving skills.

“Dialectical” means combining ideas that seem like opposites, and DBT's core dialectic focuses on helping people accept emotional suffering while also teaching them to change unwanted behaviors.

Who created DBT?

DBT was developed by Marsha M. Linehan, a psychology professor and researcher at University of Washington, who wanted more effective evidence-based therapeutic treatments for individuals who struggled with suicide and self-harm.
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