Types of Validation in DBT: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Validation

Stephanie Vaughn

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. The three types of validation are emotional, behavioral, and cognitive.
  2. Do not use validation immediately following problem behaviors which are maintained by validation.

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