What is DBT
DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. Visit Behavioral Tech to learn more about DBT's principle-based approach. 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.