What is DBT

DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan.  Visit Behavioral Tech to learn more. DBT views psychological challenges as caused by difficulty regulating emotions and ineffective behavioral patterns.  DBT is based on a dialectical world view of embracing opposing ideas simultaneously.  A fundamental dialectic in DBT is the balance of acceptance and change.   DBT combines evidence based change skills from CBT and acceptance based skills from the Zen tradition.  DBT takes a behavioral perspective to do behavioral analysis in individual therapy, to understand what factors in our environment and ourselves influence our behavior, and to build skills to have more effective behavior.