1. Introduction

  1. Beth S. Brodsky PhD Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology1 and
  2. Barbara Stanley PhD Professor of Clinical Psychology2

Published Online: 6 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118556603.ch1

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer: How DBT Can Inform Clinical Practice

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer: How DBT Can Inform Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Brodsky, B. S. and Stanley, B. (2013) Introduction, in The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer: How DBT Can Inform Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118556603.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Research Scientist New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Research Scientist New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119968931

Online ISBN: 9781118556603

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Keywords:

  • borderline personality disorder (BPD);
  • clinical practice;
  • dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

Summary

This is an introductory chapter to the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer: How DBT Can Inform Clinical Practice to provide an accessible, easy-to-understand primer for clinicians wanting to adopt DBT as their treatment approach. It also provides guidance, tools, and, more importantly, a way of thinking about treating borderline personality disorder (BPD) for clinicians who want to incorporate aspects of DBT principles and techniques into their practice but do not wish to adopt the entire model. Further, it gives an introduction to DBT for the patients and their families and friends who want to learn the basics of this treatment approach.