DBT and Borderline Personality Disorder

About the Course:

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a structured outpatient treatment developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Dialectical behavior therapy is based on cognitive- behavioral principles and is currently the only empirically supported treatment for BPD. Given the often comorbid psychiatric symptoms with BPD in patients participating in DBT, psychopharmacologic interventions are oftentimes considered appropriate adjunctive care. This article aims to outline the basic principles of DBT as well as comment on the role of pharmacotherapy as adjunctive treatment for the symptoms of BPD. The second article in this course looks at the use of Virtual Reality with DBT.

Publication Date:



Jennifer M. May, MD et al.

Resident, Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Maria V. Nararro-Haro et al.

Hospital General de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Marsha Linehan

Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Recommended For:

Clinicians treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. This course is appropriate for all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify DBT and DBT with VR as successful and viable for treating patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.

  2. Acknowledge that due to a combinaton of high demand and a shortfall of clinicians practicing DBT, that other alternatives must be used.

  3. Apply both DBT and DBT+VR to clinicial practice and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dialectical behavior therapy as treatment for borderline personality disorder

The Use of Virtual Reality to Facilitate Mindfulness Skills Training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Study

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Course Number: 102398
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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