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ERIC Number: EJ803834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Treatment of Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Community Mental Health Setting: Clinical Application and a Preliminary Investigation
Ben-Porath, Denise D.; Peterson, Gregory A.; Smee, Jacqueline
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v11 n4 p424-434 Aut 2004
This article describes an effort to implement and examine dialectical behavior therapy's (DBT) effectiveness in a community mental health setting. Modifications made to address unique aspects of community mental health settings are described. Barriers encountered in implementation of DBT treatment in community mental health settings, such as staff turnover, maintaining fidelity to the treatment model, staff selection, and structuring skills training, are discussed. Preliminary data are presented that examine the effectiveness of DBT in a group of indigent clients receiving treatment at a community mental health center who have comorbid diagnoses of borderline personality disorder and a severe mental illness on Axis I.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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