Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Introduction Quiz

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21 Questions

What is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)?

What is the consequence of partnerships in risky behaviors, crime, or drug use in a group?

What are some of the benefits of DBT?

Why can't group facilitators become friends with group members?

What philosophical perspective is DBT influenced by?

Can existing partnerships or intimate relationships be brought into the group?

What is required of participants in group therapy?

What are the four key areas of DBT?

What are some of the behaviors that DBT helps decrease?

What is the belief about people's ability to improve?

What are some of the behaviors that DBT helps increase?

What is the main idea behind learning new behavior in all relevant contexts?

How long does DBT therapy usually take to complete?

What is the belief about the causes of behavior?

What does a typical DBT skills training group involve?

What is emotional vulnerability?

What outlook does DBT promote?

How do individuals with emotional vulnerability experience emotions?

What is an invalidating social environment?

What is chain analysis?

What does escalation of invalidation lead to in an invalidating social environment?


  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of psychotherapy that uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to treat various mental health conditions.
  • DBT helps individuals regulate emotions, tolerate distress, be mindful, and communicate effectively with others.
  • DBT is influenced by the philosophical perspective of dialectics, which emphasizes balancing opposites and promoting balance.
  • DBT consists of four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • DBT helps decrease behaviors such as interpersonal chaos, labile emotions, impulsive/reckless behavior, and cognitive dysregulation.
  • DBT helps increase behaviors such as core mindfulness skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, emotion regulation skills, and distress tolerance skills.
  • DBT therapy usually takes 6 to 9 months to complete and involves 2-3 sessions of orientation and mindfulness and 4-5 sessions of each of its skills.
  • DBT skills training groups have a strong structure and involve settling in, reviewing diary cards, discussing and troubleshooting homework assignments, and practicing skills.
  • DBT promotes a both-and rather than an either-or outlook, emphasizing acceptance and change.
  • DBT provides individuals with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.
  • DBT involves group therapy sessions to learn skills for managing emotions and behaviors
  • Homework review involves troubleshooting and practicing skills learned
  • Participants must adhere to group guidelines and sign a commitment to attend and pay for sessions
  • Guidelines include confidentiality, being on time, practicing skills, giving noncritical feedback, and calling ahead if missing a session
  • Participants must not engage in problem behaviors or discuss them outside of the group
  • Confidential relationships outside of the group are not allowed
  • Dropping out of therapy does not mean dropping out of DBT
  • Safety and respect are critical for group participation
  • Group leaders and individual therapists can be called for help during a crisis
  • Participants must assume the best about each other and validate each other.


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