Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on helping people manage difficult thoughts and feelings. It originates from a synthesis of Eastern meditation and Western psychotherapy. The goal of dialectical behavior therapy is to help people learn to accept themselves and make changes in their behaviors in order to improve their lives. The core principle of DBT is that people can learn to change their behaviors by becoming aware of both their good and bad impulses and learning how to act on them appropriately.