Certainly! Here are some quick facts about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):

  • Developed by: Psychologist Marsha Linehan in the late 1970s and 1980s.
  • Purpose: Initially designed to treat chronic suicidality and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Now, it’s also used for various other mental health conditions, including eating disorders, depression, substance use disorders, and more.
  • Core Principle: Balances acceptance of patients’ experiences with the need for change.
  • Skills Taught: Mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.