History of DBT: Origins and Foundations


Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. DBT was developed in the 1970’s.
  2. Marsha Linehan had personal experience with mental illness.
  3. DBT was the first psychotherapy to formally incorporate mindfulness.
  4. DBT is not just for severe populations.
  5. DBT balances CBT and humanism with dialectics.

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