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The Power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Jeff talks to Dr. Anna Precht about dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT. They discuss the logistics of what DBT is, and what makes it different from other treatment options such as CBT. They mention ways that clinicians can become properly trained in DBT, and how individuals seeking treatment can find properly certified clinicians. They also discuss the history of DBT, its current applications, and what its future may look like.

Anna Precht, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the program director of McLean’s adolescent dialectical behavior therapy program for young men. She has extensive experience treating adults and adolescents using DBT in both individual and group settings. Dr. Precht is particularly interested in the treatment of borderline personality disorder and self-injurious behaviors.

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