RCH Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Dialectical Behavior Therapy: State of the Evidence”
Description: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT; Linehan, 1993) has received considerable attention and enthusiasm from researchers and clinicians who work with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, in part due to promising effects in reducing suicidal behavior, self-harm and hospital admissions. In the twenty years since the first clinical trial of DBT was published (Linehan et al., 1991), DBT has been adapted to new populations (e.g., individuals with eating disorders, mood disorders, substance dependence, etc.) and settings (e.g., inpatient settings), and the research evidence supporting DBT has rapidly proliferated. There has been concern, however, that the application of DBT into community mental health settings has outstripped the emerging evidence base. The aim of this presentation will be to: 1) Provide an overview of the theory and structure of DBT; 2) Summarize the major clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of DBT; and 3) Critically examine the research on DBT adaptations to inform the question, “When and how should DBT be offered in various mental health settings?”
Presented by: Brianna Turner, MA
- Participants will be able to describe the biosocial theory of BPD.
- Participants will be able to name the treatment components of standard DBT.
- Participants will be able to describe the results of initial clinical trials of DBT.
- Participants will be able to critically evaluate emerging research on adaptations of DBT, and how this research may be used to inform treatment programs in community and outpatient mental health settings.
Tuesday April 8, 2014
1200 – 1300 HOURS
Sherbrooke Centre – Lecture Room # 1
Videoconference: PAH – Meeting Room # 3. SMH Bldg F Room # 401, and ERH Parklane Room (Manor Side), Langley Memorial Cottage, Cottonwood Lodge, Burnaby Developmental Disabilities, Cedar Ridge, RMH Main Floor Conference Room
Please see poster.