Dialectical behavior therapy is the gold standard treatment for borderline personality disorder and one of the few evidence-based treatments that effectively targets suicidal behaviors and nonsuicidal self-injury. Despite the treatment being highly effective and resulting in cost savings, the required upfront investment of resources frequently causes substantial barriers. This presentation will review DBT's modes and functions and highlight the most important resources required for implementation of a well-functioning, comprehensive DBT program.
- List the five modes and functions of comprehensive DBT implementation
- Identify common barriers to providing comprehensive DBT within a correctional setting
- Express important cultural principles that support and detract from successful DBT programs