Thursday, May 28, 2015

DBT: Not Just for Borderline Personality

Perhaps best known for its effectiveness in treating borderline personality, dialectical behavior therapy can help address a range of mental health issues.

In a recent DBT Topic Expert article at, I describe how DBT helps with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and difficulties managing emotions.

Self Awareness and Insight Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy: The Chain Analysis

Dialectical behavioral therapy offers an insightful tool, called a behavioral chain analysis, that examines in excruciating detail how emotions influence distressing experiences.  The DBT chain analysis is a process of curious inquiry. Curiosity strengthens empathy, helping us better understand and validate our experiences and those of others.

I describe the behavioral chain analysis in my latest Topic Expert article at, where I describe how this DBT technique can be your key to improved self-awareness and insight into your actions.

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