How to Apply Validation in DBT: Practical Tips

Kirby-Reutter

United States Department of Homeland Security

Key Points

  1. Validation is essential for all trauma work.
  2. Validation involves being present, reflecting verbal and nonverbal communication, normalizing past and present experiences, and radical genuineness.
  3. Radical genuineness is the highest form of validation.
  4. It can involve cheerleading, self-disclosure, irreverence, or functional validation.

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