DBT Resources


What to look for in a DBT Therapist

This will take you to an article written by a recovered individual who used to meet criteria for a diagnosis of BPD.  However, after getting DBT treatment, she no longer meets criteria.

Here is her list of what to look for in a DBT therapist.  I absolutely agree with all of this…and would add that, in addition to these criteria, you should also look for an individual that is Certified, or at the very least, has been Intensively Trained (which means that they have completed 65 hours of additional DBT-specific training by trainers approved by Dr. Marsha Linehan).



What the heck is DBT?

This is a very informative video by Esme Shaller that gives a brief overview of DBT and what to expect in comprehensive DBT treatment.  Courtesy of UC San Francisco.


National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder

NEA.BPD was initially created as a resource and support group for the families of the BPD diagnosis. NEA.BPD has grown to be a large community of both people and information. You don’t have to travel this path alone. There is hope.



DBT and Supporting Research

Research has shown DBT to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance use, anger, and depression and improving social and global functioning. For a review of the research on DBT, go to this website at Behavioral Tech.

There’s also a short video, in which DBT Developer and Behavioral Tech founder Dr. Marsha Linehan describes the amazing changes she’s seen in people who have received DBT and gotten out of hell.




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