For those that don’t know who Marsha Linehan is, she is the creator of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy program.
” She is the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) a treatment originally developed for the treatment of suicidal behaviors and since expanded to treatment of borderline personality disorder and other severe and complex mental disorders, particularly those that involve serious emotion dysregulation. In comparison to all other clinical interventions for suicidal behaviors,
DBT is the only treatment that has been shown effective in multiple trials across several
independent research sites. It has been shown both effective in reducing suicidal behavior and cost-effective in comparison to both standard treatment and community treatments delivered by expert therapists. It is currently the gold-standard treatment for borderline personality disorder, a disorder with a 8-10 suicide rate that afflicts between 4-6% of the population.” excerpt taken from http://faculty.washington.edu/linehan/Biography.pdf
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