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Maintain competence and competitive edge by diving into more advanced use cases. This advanced DBT eBook expands on key training insights, including complex topics like the biosocial theory and validation in DBT. 

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The Biosocial Theory: Biological dysfunction in emotion regulation combined with an invalidating environment creates pervasive emotional dysregulation. 


What to Expect in DBT? Learn common characteristics & diagnoses of DBT clients, including assumptions. 


The Course of Treatment: Clarity, precision, and compassion are of the utmost importance when conducting DBT.


Validation in DBT: Clinicians must search for something to validate and balance validation with change strategies. 


Behind the Content

How Does DBT Work?

Over the years, DBT has been quickly adapted for numerous populations. Clinicians are aware and have to remind themselves and clients that repetition, using the skill time and time again, gets clients to maintain that skill in their “toolbox” and have it work most effectively when they need it. 

To effectively treat clients, DBT has four stages of treatment. Each is defined by the severity of a client’s behavior. The stages are not chronological, and there may be issues requiring repeated work throughout each stage. 



The practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment.


Emotional Regulation

How to change emotions that you want to change.



How to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it.


Interpersonal Effectiveness

How to ask for what you want & say no while maintaining self-respect & relationships with others.