DBT: History, Targets, and Assumptions

Kirby-Reutter

United States Department of Homeland Security

Key Points

  1. Third wave behaviorism recognizes the role of mindfulness in influencing cognition and behavior.
  2. DBT has a strong focus on mindfulness, spirituality, selfdisclosure, a team treatment approach, between-session support, the importance of emotions and cognitions, and dialectical processes.
  3. People may not have caused all of their problems, but they need to take ownership of them.
  4. New behaviors need to be learned in all relevant contexts.
  5. Changing the causes is more effective than judging the behaviors.

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