Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CBT)

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CBT approaches theorize that cognitions play a significant role in the development and maintenance of emotional and behavioral responses (Gonzalez-Prendes & Resko, 2012). Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an extension of CBT that integrates acceptance strategies and mindfulness (Bass, van Nevel, and Swart, 2014). CBT and DBT both seek to change maladaptive behaviors to decrease emotional distress and problematic behaviors. These differences arise out of the need for functionality for the target population. However, there are many similarities between the two including: use of training skills to modify behaviors and learn new ones; holding a basic belief in the causal interaction between cognition, behavior, and emotions; focus on the present

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