Mindfulness and Acceptance in DBT Skills Training. Catherine R. Barber, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine DBT Associates of Greater Houston. Objectives. Participants should be able to: Describe and give examples of the primary skills in DBT skills training.
Catherine R. Barber, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
DBT Associates of Greater Houston
Participants should be able to:
Biosocial Theory of Borderline Personality Disorder (Linehan, 1993):
Functions of DBT:
Stages of Treatment (and associated goals):
Stage 1 Target Hierarchy:
Skills Training Target Hierarchy:
States of Mind
Involves the balancing act of obtaining/ maintaining:
Involves managing emotions through:
Crisis Survival Skills
Guidelines for Accepting Reality
on one thing at a time,
in the moment,
just as it is,
without censoring or denying,
while being open to possibilities.
What is validation?
DBT Research to date:
Lynch et al., 2007
Comprehensive DBT reduces:
Emergency Room visits
Compared to TAU, Standard
Comprehensive DBT increases:
Lieb et al.,2004Outcomes Across Studies