Stage Targets and Goals in DBT: Creating a Life Worth Living

Stephanie Vaughn

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. DBT’s main goal is to help patients create a “life worth living”.
  2. There are three targets for an individual DBT therapist in stage 1:
    1. To eliminate life-threatening behavior
    2. Reduce therapy-interfering behavior
    3. Reduce quality-of-life-interfering behavior

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