What Are Dialectics in DBT?


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Key Points

  1. Dialectics refers to the process of bringing together opposites and being able to view things from multiple perspectives.
  2. Socrates coined the term dialectics.
  3. Hegel articulated the sequence of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.
  4. Healing from mental illness requires a restoration of dialectical processes, or finding the middle path between extremes.

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