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Introduction to a Special Issue Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Evolution and Adaptations in the 21st Century


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Born from the randomized controlled trial by Linehan and colleagues in 1991, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has become the gold standard for treatment of individuals who are suicidal and have borderline personality disorder. In this special issue, we begin with a historical review of DBT provided by the treatment developer herself. We then introduce readers to new, 21st century adaptations developed of this treatment modality. In this issue we explore the use of DBT for suicidal adolescents with one paper focusing on Latina teens and their parents, and one focused on the more recently developed walking the middle path skills module. Other papers in this issue include unique adaptations of DBT for eating disorders, and disorders of over-control, as well as trauma in incarcerated male adolescents. We also look at transdiagnostic applications of DBT and finally a comparison of DBT with mentalization-based treatment.
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Document Type: Editorial

Affiliations: Adolescent Psychology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA

Publication date: June 1, 2015

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