Six Levels of Validation in DBT: From Awareness to Radical Genuineness

Stephanie Vaughn

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. There are six levels of validation in DBT, the highest of which is referred to as radical genuineness.
  2. Radical genuineness involves the therapist as human and an equal. It involves engaging in an authentic manner, not taking themselves too seriously or ignoring the obvious.

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