Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a subtype of therapy that was developed from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Like CBT, DBT focuses on unhealthy thinking patterns, the precipitating events that trigger an emotional response, regulating these emotional and physiological responses, and in turn, learning ways to manage and cope with these thoughts, physiological reactions, and emotions to decrease their negative behavioral patterns.
The difference between the two therapies is that DBT focuses on the change and acceptance, the importance of the balance between the acceptance and change, and focusing on the individual’s social and emotional aspects. DBT is an evidence-based therapy developed to assist people suffering from mood disorders, personality disorders, and suicidal ideation.