The Science of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Scheel's critique (this issue) of the empirical support for dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) should be of considerable benefit to DBT research. Too often in the history of clinical psychology there has been an excessive embracing of a particular clinical perspective. Scheel's critique is at times itself excessive, but the need for dismantling research to pinpoint the most effective and necessary features of DBT is well established. Nevertheless, as Scheel states, "DBT should not be held to a research standard higher than other treatments for the same condition, and at this time it meets and probably exceeds those criteria.".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Borderline
  • Dialectical
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Empirical
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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