2. When Dbt is indicated

The patients, the clinicians, and the evidence

  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.ch2

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) When Dbt is indicated, in The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Primer: How DBT Can Inform Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118556603.ch2

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:

  • evidenced-based treatment;
  • DBT;
  • training;
  • patient characteristics

Summary

In this chapter, we describe the conditions for which dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is indicated, the types of clinical populations that might best benefit from DBT from both an evidence-based as well as clinical perspective, how familiarity with DBT contributes to a clinician's training and way of thinking and working, and the characteristics of clinicians who perhaps should not consider trying to work with the patient population we describe. We address what it means to be an evidence-based treatment and when should DBT treatment be considered as the treatment of choice.