What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and it is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders.
The UCSF DBT Program for Adolescents and Young Adults created a fun, easy-to-understand overview of DBT. This 8-minute video is targeted toward adolescents and their families, but it is a great overview of the treatment for anyone who wants to learn more.
Teen Extremes: Regulating Moods in the Age of Anxiety
Presented by Dr. Marsha Linehan & Dr. Laura Kastner
This lecture provides parents and professionals working with young people with guidance and practices to help teens manage intense feelings and handle anything life sends their way. Based in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), these skills will help young people to stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, effectively manage out-of-control emotions, reduce the pain of intense emotions, and get along with family and friends.
DBT Addiction Skills with Dr. Marsha Linehan
In this preview, Dr. Marsha Linehan introduces common addictive behaviors. This video is part of a special series in which Dr. Linehan teaches each of the DBT skills that target addictive behaviors.
These videos are appropriate for anyone seeking to learn these skills. Rent or buy some or all of the videos:
- Dialectical abstinence
- Clear mind
- Community reinforcement
- Burning bridges and building new ones
- Alternate rebellion and adaptive denial