The Ultimate Goal in DBT: A Life Worth Living


Psychē, PLLC Vanderbilt University

Key Points

  1. The ultimate goal in DBT is for the client to have and achieve a life worth living, which involves transforming behavior that makes life unbearable.
  2. Exploring and defining life-worth-living goals is important for providing a sense of purpose and motivation throughout the therapeutic journey.
  3. The therapist reinforces the client’s generation of ideas and encourages them to explore a future beyond current pain and challenges.

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