Dialectics in DBT: Balancing Acceptance and Change

Stephanie Vaughn

Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. Dialectics and DBT involve bringing together opposites in considering what’s being left out.
  2. Dialectical dilemmas are behavioral patterns noticed in individuals with BPD. The patient fluctuates between two ends of each dilemma.
  3. Balancing the dialectical dilemmas is a task of therapy.

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